Online Support Community for Parents & Caregivers

Families are facing unprecedented challenges due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19. In response, we invite you to join our new online support community for parents and caregivers who may have children experimenting with, or dependent on, substances.
 
Staff clinicians and specially trained parent coaches will host a series of live online gatherings to share insight and ideas on managing teen and adult children during this unique time. These gatherings are an opportunity to find support and connection along with tangible guidance on topics such as accessing treatment and planning for an adequate supply of medication.
 
Learn how to join these sessions here.

Smart Phone App to Help with Recovery

With the app you can…

  • Track your sobriety,

  • Access e-therapy to learn new recovery skills,

  • Connect with trained counselors and peers through messaging,

  • Clinical support available 7 days/wk, 9am -10 pm est

  • Track your treatment plan and set reminders,

  • Journal daily about your journey,

  • And discover helpful videos, testimonials and more through the unique resource library.

Connections is the only available app that is backed by years of research to support its provider-care management functionality, predictive relapse indicators, and analytics to reduce relapse. Click here to learn more.

Words Matter- Stigmatizing Language

Much of the language that has been used to describe substance use disorder and drug use is loaded with stigma and carries real world harm. To learn more about stigmatizing language and what we can do to help de-stigmatize language click here.

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How to Make an Addiction Recovery Plan

How to Make an Addiction Recovery Plan. Here are five items to discuss and consider including in the plan you develop together. Read the full article here.

1. On-Going Treatment
2. Relapse Contingencies
3. Household/Academic/Employment Responsibilities
4. Family Interactions
5. Rewards/Reinforcers and Consequences

 

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Alcohol suppresses training hormones for up to 4 days. You may show up to practice but there will be little improvement or gains

A few drinks can offset your hard work by erasing the effects of your workouts, reducing your endurance and compromising your mental game. Alcohol affects your ability to learn new plays and strategies; it decreases your aptitude for muscle development and recovery and negatively impacts your nutrition and endurance.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Using alcohol and marijuana shuts down 10-11 of the 13 geographic regions of the brain, reaction diminishes significantly.

Using alcohol and marijuana can cause significant negative effects on an individual. Marijuana impacts your coordination, resulting in decreased ability to move, react and stay balanced. The use of alcohol controls the brain in many ways and can result in difficulty walking, blurred vision, slurred speech, slowed reaction times and impaired memory. Think about these facts before using alcohol or marijuana.

Answering Your Child’s Tough Questions About Alcohol

“As your child becomes curious about alcohol, he or she may turn to you for answers and advice. Use this opportunity to start an open, honest conversation about drinking. Because some questions can be difficult to answer, it is important to be prepared. The following are some common questions and answers about underage drinking.”

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