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Event Series Event Series: Family Support for Substance Use

With a national spike in substance use since COVID, we many Muslim families in the Bay Area with a loved one struggling with addiction are suffering.

In response, the MCC & Khalil Center are starting a bi-weekly, confidential Saturday morning online support group for families with a loved one struggling with addiction.

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PST Every other Saturday starting July 11 | Pre-screening required | Please register at mcceastbay.org/interest-list

These online meetings will be facilitated by Shaykh Rami Nsour (MCC Youth Director and Khalil Center Spiritual Counsel) and Dr. Amer Syed Raheemullah (Stanford Addiction Specialist). This is a confidential group and only the Khalil Center and MCC organizers will have access to your information so as to communicate meeting dates and times.

Our group methods will be based on the tools of SMART Recovery and CRAFT Therapy (Community Reinforcement & Family Training).

Questions? Contact bayareaintern@khalilcenter.com or events@mcceastbay.org

Are you looking for resources to support someone struggling with addiction? Is someone else’s addiction affecting you? Perhaps you’re seeking an alternative to tough love?

We will provide effective, easy-to-learn tools to help you more effectively support your loved one, without supporting addictive, abusive behavior. These tools also help Family & Friends better cope with their loved one’s situation and regain their peace of mind. Our methods are based on the tools of SMART Recovery and CRAFT Therapy (Community Reinforcement & Family Training). 

There is no fee to participate, but registration is required.

If you are interested in receiving support, please fill out our CONFIDENTIAL sign-up form: https://mcceastbay.org/interest-list

Someone will contact you to get you set up with the group.

Families can join at anytime. The Summer/Fall run will be on these Saturdays:


  • July 11
  • July 25
  • August 8
  • August 22
  • September 5
  • September 19