A group of four local women has pioneered a new support group in Weyburn called, Community in Action Against Addiction. Each of the women has either lost someone to addiction or currently has a loved one in active addiction.  

“We wanted to start a group that will offer a safe place to come and share and be supported through the community through fellowship, education, and resources,” said Susan Adderley member of Community in Action Against Addiction. “Our group is open to both men and women of all ages and will meet and support each other, listen and share in confidence. We want everyone to know that there will be no shame, no judgement just unconditional caring and love.” 

Adderley stressed that the Community in Action Against Addiction welcomes with open arms anyone who has a loved one struggling with addiction. 

“If you have a family member or a friend struggling with some form of addiction, we absolutely understand how you can feel lost, helpless, and unsure of what to do. We’ve all been there in this group, and we want you to know that you do not have to go through this alone, so we really encourage you to come out.” 

Meetings will be held every third Wednesday of each month except for December at the Weyburn Public Library. The first meeting will be held this Wednesday. 

“We’re going to kick off the first meeting with a potluck and a meet and greet, which will begin at 5:30 pm and for those who can’t make it for the meal that’s okay, you are most welcome to join us just for the meeting which will begin at approximately 6:30 pm. Our first guest speaker will be Constable Darcy Cleasby of the Weyburn Police Service.  Following his presentation, we will have time for questions and then also time for group members to share their stories and we will wrap up the meeting around 8 pm,” explained Adderley. 

Also available at the meeting will be take-home Narcan/Naloxone kits.  

“These kits can and do save lives, they are essentially overdose kits, so we want to get them out to the community.” 

To learn about the Eight Things to Remember when Loving an Addict or for more information regarding the meetings, you can go to the group’s Facebook page HERE or you can call Susan Adderley at (306)861-2002.  To take home a Narcan/Naloxone kit you call Denise at (306)891-9800 or Janelle at (306)891-9263. 

If you would like prayer support, you can call the 24/7 toll-free confidential prayer line at 1-855-777-2005.