Family Education and Support Group

The Concern 

Are you a parent or other family member who is concerned about a loved one's use of alcohol or other drugs? You are not alone.  Addiction negatively affects the user's life and the lives of those who love them.  It is estimated that 1 out of every 10 people who use alcohol,  and 6 out of every 10 who use other drugs develop alcoholism or other drug addiction or dependency. 

The Family Education Group

The goal of The Family Education Group is to provide participants with basic information about alcohol and other drug addiction. Related topics assist group members in establishing healthy boundaries, recognizing the difference between responding to rather than taking responsibility for the user.

The Bay Education Group meets every other Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Participation in the Education Group is free however donations are welcomed to offset material costs and other related expenses.


The Bay Family Support Group

The Family Support Group is an open ended support group designed and conducted primarily for parents, spouses and other family members who are concerned about a loved one’s harmful use of alcohol or other drugs. The Group is not a 12 step self-help group.

The Support Group provides a structured, caring group environment for individuals seeking support for making healthier choices for themselves and those they love. Participation is voluntary. Participants are free to share their common strength and hope through their past and present experiences, without fear of reprisal, judgment or negative feedback.

The Bay Family Group meets every other Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 the Parish Hall. Participation is free however donations are welcomed to offset cost.

 Coordination and facilitation of both group services are provided by Jim Joyner, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC), and Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor (ICCS) with 40 years of continuous experience in the field of alcohol and other drug addiction, treatment, prevention, education and intervention services. Jim is the Founder and Director of Joyner and Associates LLC whose offices are located at 614 W. Superior Avenue, Suite 1108, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.

If you have a question or would like more information about other services offered by Joyner and Associates LLC, call (216) 781-4444 or email