Addiction Support Group Starts - Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville, Ohio

Published on January 11, 2017

Genesis Starts Addiction Support Group

For Families and Friends

ZANESVILLE, OH (Jan. 10, 2017)Genesis Behavioral Health is starting a community support group for family and friends of those suffering from addiction. The first Genesis Addiction Support Group is Thursday, Jan. 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Genesis Behavioral Health, 2951 Maple Ave., in the outpatient area.

"Addiction is an illness that affects all the family," said Roger Balogh, M.D., medical director of the Genesis Drug & Alcohol Recovery program. “Family support and companionship is essential for healing,” he said. At the first meeting, the speaker will be Diane Gebhart, behavioral health specialist, and the topic will be “Let’s Talk About the Disease of Addiction.” The group will meet the second Thursday of the month and be led by chemical dependency counselors.

The support group will provide education, referral sources and support for those dealing with family or friends with an addiction. It is one of the few support groups in the community for families and friends of those suffering from addictions. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Denise Williams, manager, at (740) 454-4366.

About Genesis HealthCare System

Genesis is an integrated health care delivery system based in Southeastern Ohio. The system includes Genesis Hospital, a not-for-profit hospital in Zanesville; signature services include Heart, Lung & Vascular; Women’s and Children's; Emergency & Trauma; Cancer Services; Neurosciences & Orthopedics; an extensive network of more than 300 physicians; and multiple outpatient care centers throughout the region. Affiliates of Genesis include Northside Pharmacies, Northside Oxygen & Medical Equipment Company, Community Ambulance Service, Genesis Children's Center and more.

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