How to Overcome the Loss

The Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists invites anyone who has experienced loss or injury due to the actions of a drunk driver to attend our self-help group. The group meets at Christ Church of Oak Brook at 7:30 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information contact Twyla Blakely at 630-941-8704 or 847-240-0027 ext. 12.

The purpose of our meetings is to help victims of drunk driving crashes recover emotionally, spiritually, physically and psychologically from their loss.

AAIM support group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Our group is led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help you through the grieving process.

We cannot change what happened, but we want to learn how to live, love, laugh and have peace in our lives again. Our primary purpose is to live a peaceful life remembering the happy times. We do not want to forget the crash, but we don’t want to dwell on the pain. We hope to bond with the other victims who understand our pain.

In these meetings we avoid cross talk, giving advice and private conversations. We share our experiences, strengths and hope to help others and ourselves. We are not professional counselors, nor do we claim to be. We are a self-help group and we only share our stories with one another.

Grief group topics change from month to month Some of the topics we have covered are: surviving the holidays, how our grieving has affected our loved ones, journaling, coping skills, dealing with our anger, and how do we keep memories of our loved ones alive. At the end of each meeting time is allowed for individuals or families to share stories with one another. Once a year a pizza party is held at a local restaurant, this is a wonderful opportunity for families to relax, share stories and fellowship.