In providing help and hope for families with a member struggling with addiction, MCC has partnered up with MadinaHouse to host weekly virtual classes for families who are facing a loved one’s addiction and another class for individuals recovering from addiction.

These classes offer ongoing support and education for the Muslim Community in the San Francisco Bay Area, and people regularly join online from other states and locations. Our classes are offered in webinar mode and allows you to join completely privately and anonymously from anywhere. Other participants cannot see your name or face. You can chat privately with the speakers to participate, provide comments, or ask questions. The classes use faith-based principles and evidence-based skills proven to be successful.

Our Family Classes meet weekly virtually on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. PST. Join live:

Our Addiction Recovery Skills sessions for individuals with addiction are held weekly virtually on Sundays at 1:30 p.m. PST. Join live:

Fill out the forms below to sign up for either or both classes.

Family Classes
Our family classes offer ongoing support and education for families in the Muslim Community who have a loved one with an addiction. We use faith-based principles along with evidence-based skills proven to help you get your loved one sober. Fill out the form below to sign-up for our weekly class.
Provide a brief summary of why you would like to join family classes, what you would like to learn from them, and anything else you would like us to know.
Join Recovery Skills Class
Weekly Recovery Skills Class with Stanford Addiction Specialist Dr. Raheemullah at and co-hosted by MCC East Bay.

Help For You and Your Loved Ones

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

Nearly 37 percent of Muslims report personally knowing a person who has or is struggling with addiction. Yet Most Muslims with addiction and their families find little support in their communities. 

Are you looking for resources to help you support someone struggling with addiction? Is someone else’s addiction negatively affecting you? 

For those who cannot attend this in-person weekly support, the Madina House offers a regular virtual family support group:

Here is also a talk on the opioid epidemic in Muslim communities:

What is Al-Anon?

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of those affected by another person’s alcoholism and substance use who share their experiences, strength, and hope to solve their common problems. Addiction is considered a family illness, and the philosophy focuses on the principle that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Al-Anon is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution; it does not engage in any controversy, and neither endorses nor opposes any cause. There are no dues for membership. Al-Anon is self-supporting through its voluntary contributions.






Other Suggested Resources

  • What Is Substance Abuse Treatment? A Booklet for Families
    Created for family members of people with alcohol abuse or drug abuse problems. Answers questions about substance abuse, its symptoms, different types of treatment, and recovery. Addresses concerns of children of parents with substance use/abuse problems.
  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction Happens in the Best of Families
    Describes how alcohol and drug addiction affect the whole family. Explains how substance abuse treatment works, how family interventions can be the first step to recovery, and how to help children in families affected by alcohol abuse and drug abuse.
  • It’s Not Your Fault (NACoA)
    Assures teens with parents who abuse alcohol or drugs, “It’s not your fault!” and that they are not alone. Encourages teens to seek emotional support from other adults, school counselors, and youth support groups such as Alateen and provides a resource list.
  • It Feels So Bad: It Doesn’t Have To
    Provides information about alcohol and drug addiction to children whose parents or friends might have substance abuse problems. Advises kids to care for themselves by communicating about the issue and joining support groups such as Alateen.
  • After an Attempt: A Guide for Taking Care of Your Family Member After Treatment in the Emergency Department
    Aids family members cope with the aftermath of a relative’s suicide attempt. Describes the emergency department treatment process, lists questions to ask about follow-up treatment, and explains how to reduce risk and ensure safety at home.
  • Family Therapy Can Help: For People in Recovery From Mental Illness or Addiction
    Explores the role of family therapy in recovery from mental illness or substance abuse. Explains how family therapy sessions are run and who conducts them describes a typical session, and provides information on its effectiveness in recovery.

Oxycodone is the generic name for a range of opioid pain-killing tablets. Prescription bottle for Oxycodone tablets and pills on the metal table for opioid epidemic illustration