Substance Use & the Family
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.
Substance Use 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 substance use 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.
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.
Access this informative award winning national magazine that is designed to help parents and families who have loved ones struggling with addiction.
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.
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!
Let's Get Real
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.
Family/Individual Family Peer Support
continuum of care for the family
through face-to-face visits, phone, text and e-mail support
Prevention Workshops for Parents and Teens
Key Note Speaking
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!