Support for families
According to www.safercommunity.net, addiction is a family disease - it runs in families and it affects everyone in the family. Taking take of ourselves, as parents, is so important if we are to provide the best care for our child/children. Support groups offer the opportunity to connect with others facing similar issues and share experiences. Many of us have found that by regularly attending a support group, we become a positive role-model for our children. Family therapy may be helpful. Below are several resources that may help you or someone you care for.
- Al-Anon Listing for Madison area: www.alanonmadisonwi.org (Al-Anon Helpline: 608-241-6644608-241-6644)
- Families Anonymous: www.familiesanonymous.org
- Hidden in Plain Sight (items for parents to watch for): www.lodiaction.org/hps
- Madison Area Intergroup Central Office (MAICO): 608-222-8989 or http://www.aamadisonwi.org/
- Nar-Anon Family Groups: http://www.nar-anon.org/naranon/
- Parent Addiction Network of Dane County
- Support group for parents (http://www.learn2cope.org/)
- When a Child Dies from Drugs by Pat Wittberger. Popular book on the subject of coping with the loss of a child to a drug overdose.