PARENTS OF ADDICTED LOVED ONES (PAL) Nationwide support for families
PAL’s free weekly meetings follow evidence-based practices and the curriculum used is designed specifically for parents by professionals in the treatment and recovery industry.
Each meeting includes two important parts:
1. An educational component that offers tools for participants to use such as ways to help rather than enable.
2. A support component where participants interact, sharing what has worked – and has not worked – for them in their community.
Not only is the physical and emotional health of parents improved, but in many cases their adult loved one reduces or stops their misuse of substances.
PAL provides hope, through education and support, to parents of addicted loved ones.
There are many worthwhile free resources for families of those struggling with substance use disorder. What makes PAL unique is the evidence-based practices and the peer-to-peer support, where participants are encouraged to share their experiences with each other.
NOTES: Sometimes children with intellectual disabilities and behavioral health challenges later get caught in substance abuse. Their parents suddenly face new challenges and need an added support network. I was a parent whose child was “that child”. He had an IEP and I worked for my local family resource center. Today I work with PAL because as his needs shifted, so did mine. Thanks, SB.