Family Support for Addiction in Cecil & Harford County, MD

About Addiction & the Family

About Us

Who are we?

We are a family advocacy group that will provide support, education and resources to help strengthen the family unit when a loved one is suffering with a substance use disorder.  Our  holistic approach promotes recovery for all family members involved on this journey.

What do we offer?

Addiction is an illness that affects the whole family.   Let's Get Real offers workshops, speaking engagements, and small group or individual coaching.  We will help you to Recognize the severity of your loved one's problem, Educate yourself on the topics that surround addiction, Accept the ways addiction is affecting your family and healthy ways to support and Love your loved one,  You will learn how to maintain a circle of strength within your family.

What do we believe?

Everyone in the family suffers when a loved one has a substance use disorder. · Receiving support from others who share a mutual understanding is essential.


Siblings Need a Bill of Rights, too!

The Sober World

Access this informative award winning national magazine that is designed to help parents and families who have loved ones struggling with addiction.

Siblings Need a Bill of Rights, too!

Siblings are forgotten when parents have a child with a substance use illness. Read my article to learn how you can help the healthy children in your family survive their sibling's choices. 

"Shift the Focus" Cecil Whig Bi-Weekly Column

Addicted at Birth: A Rough Beginning in Life

Children Born Addicted to Opiates - Oil and Water in School

Children Born Addicted to Opiates - Oil and Water in School Part II

Portrait of an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

Ideal daughters often have hidden pain

Power, peace and potential: Available to adult sons

Archived Cecil Whig Columns

Cecil Whig Archived Articles (pdf)


Prevention Presentation: Parents and Teens - Beer Goggles included!

Mother and an Addict

My son, Gannon, and I shared our story of heartache and struggles.  He is now in long-term recovery.  We offer strength and hope to those families in the audience who may be living with a loved one with a substance use illness.  Recovery is possible!  Gannon is living proof! Interview

         Let's Get Real 



      Recovery Resources 


The Hard Truth of Addiction

Emory United Methodist Church hosted a community outreach program to bring awareness to Substance Use Disorder.  This is a family disease and many families were present for this presentation.  My portion, a parent with a child in long-term recovery, starts at approx. 48 min. into the program.  I am very proud of my son, Gannon, and the hard work that he has done to lead a sober, fulfilling life.


Services Available

Family Workshops

Prevention Workshops for Parents and Teens

Key Note Speaking

Family/Individual Coaching:  Includes a

continuum of care for the family through face-to-face visits, phone, text and e-mail support

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, visit our office in the Port Deposit Town Hall!

We love our clients, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.  

                   Port Deposit Town Hall, Second Floor,                                64 S. Main Street

                     Port Deposit, Maryland 21904


Let's Get Real, LLC

P.O. Box 240, North East, Maryland 21901

(443) 350-0909


By Phone:  As needed 24/7

Office Hours: 

Wed.: 10:00 AM -3:00 PM

Evenings:  By appointment only

Support Our Programs

Your support and generous contributions will enable us to provide support and education for families living with substance use illness.  Our goal is to help families feel whole again!

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