Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) is a national non-profit that provides hope through education and support to parents of adults dealing with substance use disorder. Families of the addicted are often collateral damage in the war on drugs, sacrificing their health, their finances and their relationships in an effort to save their addicted loved one.
PAL provides the evidence-based education parents need to encourage their loved one’s recovery without enabling their addiction; and the peer-to-peer support they want to face the challenges of the addiction in a group that understands and does not judge. Weekly meetings are held at no charge across the country.
PAL offers problem-solving group meetings to parents, family members, and friends who are impacted by the collateral effects of addiction. Using an evidence-based model of parents helping parents, the PAL program provides addiction education and tools for developing healthy family communication in an understanding, nonjudgmental, and caring environment.
The PAL nine-week curriculum teaches about the disease and cycle of addiction and how changing and improving family relationships impacts not only family members, but also the addicted individual. Participants can attend as few or as many group sessions as they wish, at no charge, nor is there a requirement to enroll in services.