Parent Support Groups

Many parents of children battling alcohol or drug addiction report that they've gotten tremendous benefit from attending parental support groups.

The granddaddy of these groups is Al-Anon, which has helped countless people over the years deal with the chaos of a loved one’s addiction.  However, because their mission is to help you take care of yourself while you live with a loved one’s addiction, you may be told it is inappropriate to ask for advice on how to help your child during a meeting.

Parents who are actively searching for ways to help their children may get more support in meetings run by other organizations.  Three other well-respected organizations who run support groups for parents in numerous cities are the Caron Foundation (your child does not need to have attended their treatment program), SMART Recovery and Learn2Cope

Below is a list of parent support groups that have been recommended to us, organized by state.  Click on the links for the most up-to-date meeting information and contact information.  Alternatively, if you don't see a group close to you, you can try Googling “addiction parent support group” plus the name of your city.

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