If your child, parent, or other family member is seeking recovery or currently dealing with addiction, you do not have to work through the stress and challenges alone. Groups and systems are in place to ensure that people who find themselves offering support feel supported themselves. Being able to speak with other people who understand what you’re going through can help a lot.
The Pittsburgh Recovery Walk will feature three organizations sharing information on family support. Two 12-Step fellowships, Nar-Anon and Al-Anon, for family and friends of people addicted to drugs or alcohol will be there. Both of these groups have peer-support meetings all over the world, including several right here in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. Also present will be Families Turning who works with “families, Certified Recovery Coaches/ Specialists and friends of people facing addiction to support and empower effective and appropriate relationships.” They offer workshops, support meetings and counseling.