Spouse and Family Support Guide

Spouses and family members may labor under the heavy emotional burdens of worry, hurt, and hopelessness caused by the addictions of their loved ones. The Addiction Recovery Program supports spouses and family members as they seek the Savior’s help to carry their burdens and receive His promise: “My peace I give unto you. … Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). The Lord’s plan is to rescue and heal each of us as we yield our hearts to Him (see Helaman 3:35). Just as those who are addicted need the Atonement of Jesus Christ in order to find freedom from the bondage of addiction, spouses and family members also need His healing power to be free from the bondage of despair.


Seeking help can be very difficult. As you access this site and attend meetings, your participation is completely confidential and will not be shared with anyone. When you are ready, you can choose on your own to include others in your path to healing.

"The healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ—whether it removes our burdens or strengthens us to endure and live with them like the Apostle Paul—is available for every affliction in mortality."
—Elder Dallin H. Oaks, October 2006 general conference

Spouse and Family Support Guide

This guide is to be used in spouse and family support group meetings and for individual study. It contains gospel principles, practical suggestions for applying those principles, and resources for further gospel study. Join in studying and applying the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ.