What is How to Cope?
How to Cope is a seven-session, evidence-based course for adult family members and friends impacted by a loved one's substance use. Please contact Suzanne Taylor at 816-800-8048 for information about our next class.
When is How to Cope?
May 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 and 29, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
(Please note that May sessions are full.)
June 5, 7, 12, 19, 21 and 26 and 28 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
July 10,12, 17, 19, 24, 26 and 31, from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Afternoon groups are established as interest is shown. A new group begins at the start of every month - watch this page for the most recent updates.
Location: 9091 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114
Registration: To begin registration, please scroll to the bottom of the page or contact Suzanne Taylor, Family Services Counselor, at 816-800-8048. The cost to attend the course is $35 per person and can be available at a reduced fee to those who qualify.
More about How to Cope
Presented by trained facilitators, the How to Cope curriculum:
- Educates participants about Substance Use Disorders (recognized by the American Medical Association as a disease) and other addictions.
- Helps participants recognize how their loved one's disease is impacting their own physical, psychological and social wellbeing.
- Teaches skills for participants to regain a healthy lifestyle and build a stronger sense of self.
- Helps participants develop skills in boundary setting, decision making, detachmet and communication in order to restore balance in their lives.
- Addresses how enabling behaviors affect addiction.
- Creates an environment of support so participants feel empowered to share openly about their situation without judgement.
A Nationally Recognized Program
How to Cope is recognized by the National Association of State Alcohol/Drug Abuse directors as an evidence-based program proven to reduce co-dependency and increase resiliency.
In 2008 the program received a National Exemplary Award for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies.
What participants have said
about How to Cope
"I’m very glad I made the decision to come to the How to Cope program.I hope I continue to keep my problem mine and let his be his."
"This course has been very good for me. I came feeling angry and guilty. I now feel better about myself."
"This course saved my life and I hated to see the program end. This was the first positive thing for me in months."
No one is refused services for lack of ability to pay.