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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.

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Three parents.

Three journeys just like yours.

“Finding out that a loved one is using drugs or alcohol can be difficult. There can be a lot of lying and denial. Once you know for sure, the next question is: What now?

– Michael Speakman, LISAC

Kevin B.

My older son struggles with drugs.

Thanks to my local PAL group, I now have a plan and hope for how to deal with the awkwardness and the hard times with my son.

Jack M.

My 21 year-old son struggled with Herion

I didn’t know where to start. I didn’t know groups like this existed, but they have helped me immensely.

Claudia S.

My son and his wife struggle with alchohol

My husband and I were at our whits end, and finally we found some hope with the help of others who have walked the same road. What a life changer it’s been.

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.

– Anonymous PAL Dad

You are not alone.

To have a child lost to alcohol or drug addiction is to suffer a thousand deaths. The more you try to save them from their addiction the more it burns a hole in your heart. Watching their light fall away into darkness, you enter your own world of pain. But while you may feel stranded by fear and confusion, you are not alone.

We’ve Been There.

“The hardest thing was watching him make the same wrong decisions over and over again—and realize I couldn’t stop him”

Joyce
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.

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Parent Led and Facilitated

Core Curriculum

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.

– SEAN, PAL Group Member

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.

– PAL mom

Upcoming Events

08 Sep 2021

Live Webinar Featuring Celebrate Recovery’s Danny Duschanne

PAL Director Kim Humphries speaks with Danny about where prison and jail factor in to parent’s struggle with their children.
08 Sep 2021

Podcast Launch

Our very own Kim and company will launch a Podcast available across platforms this fall. Sign up to get a reminder on launch date.

Hope, Help and Stories. Read On.

To have a child lost to alcohol or drug addiction is to suffer a thousand deaths. The more you try to save them from their addiction the more it burns a hole in your heart. Watching their light fall away into darkness, you enter your own world of pain. But while you may feel stranded by fear and confusion, you are not alone.
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