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Parents with a child addicted to drugs and/or alcohol can find hope in a support program called Parents of Addicted Loved-ones (PAL). There are meetings sprouting up across the country, and lives being changed every day. It’s never an easy journey, but you don’t have to go it alone.
Three journeys just like yours.
– Michael Speakman, LISAC
My older son struggles with drugs.
My 21 year-old son struggled with Herion
My son and his wife struggle with alchohol
Usually, parents are attempting to control the addict, the world around the addict and the outcomes of their addiction. Here I've found a better way.
You are not alone.
We’ve Been There.
Early PAL Group Leader
PAL is parents helping parents. PAL contains cirriculum and guidace from parents who have been through the trials of addiction in their adult children. The cirriculum is based on first hand knowledge, and audited by research professionals at Northern Arizona University, and other entities.
Groups, and Growing
Parent Led and Facilitated
What makes all the difference at the end of the day is our ability to move forward in these situations, learn from our mistakes, and “be better.” For our families. For our friends. And for ourselves.
We found out he was using IV heroin. My husband and I naively had no idea you could even buy heroin in our small town. We immediately took him to a place to be evaluated but because he was 18, we were not allowed in. He managed to convince them he didn’t really have a problem. But he did.
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