ONLINE SUPPORT COMMUNITY

Thank you for your interest in the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids / Center on Addiction Online Support Community.    These free, online gatherings are facilitated by our Parent Coaches, with clinical support from our Helpline staff.

Please complete this registration to join us online.  Once completed, we will send you information on how to join the groups you select.

We currently offer four online gatherings a week.  Select which you would like to join in the form, below. 

  • Monday at 8:00 PM  Eastern:  Open / Combined:  Are you worried about your child and substance use?  Are you looking for ways to get them help or talk with them about your concerns with substance use or unwanted behavior?  This group will discuss ways you can have more constructive conversations with your child, and identify and overcome obstacles to getting them help or staying in recovery.  We will also focus on your own self-care.  This group is for parents/caregivers of both teen and adult children.  
  • Tuesday at 8:00 PM  Eastern -- Care:  Is your child’s life significantly affected by substance use?  Have you tried to get them into treatment, are they in treatment now, or are they in recovery?  This group will discuss ways to identify and overcome obstacles to getting them help, and/or supporting your loved one’s recovery.  Most participants in this group will be parents / caregivers of older teens and adult children.
  • Wednesday at 8:00 PM Eastern -- Concern: Do you suspect or know that your child is using substances?  Or are you trying to prevent them from using in the first place?  This group will focus on ways in which you can understand and shape your child’s behavior, and talk with them in ways that work.  Most participants in this group will be parents / caregivers of younger teens and young people who usually live at home.
  • Saturday at 11 AM Eastern -- Open / Combined:  Are you worried about your child and substance use?  Are you looking for ways to get them help or talk with them about your concerns with substance use or unwanted behavior?  This group will discuss ways you can have more constructive conversations with your child, and identify and overcome obstacles to getting them help or staying in recovery.  We will also focus on your own self-care.  This group is for parents/caregivers of both teen and adult children.  

If you are seeking immediate support, please contact our Helpline at www.drugfree.org/helpline.

Rules, Guidelines and Privacy Policies of our Online Support Community

Our gathering for parents & caregivers with teen and adult children who are experimenting or struggling with substances, or in early recovery.

This is not a therapy group, but we do offer guidance using evidence-based techniques and we offer a connection with others in similar circumstances.

If you need additional help, and it’s not a crisis, please consider our other free services for more support.  If this is an emergency, please leave the gathering and call 911.

By completing this registration and/or participating in this community, you agree to show respect for your fellow participants and to follow the important rules, guidelines and privacy policies on this page and listed here. You also agree to receive communications from the Partnership such as meeting reminders and information about content that may be helpful to you and your family.

To protect the privacy of and ensure the best possible experience for all our community members, we reserve the right to remove attendees who do not follow our rules, guidelines and privacy policies.

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