Reclaiming Parenting with Addicted Teens and Young Adults

Barbara Krovitz-Neren, MA, NACoA Founder

The lack of ongoing support for parents after their adolescent or young adult has gone through treatment is astounding. Most programs have no ongoing support for parents during the first year of their child’s sobriety. There are millions of teens and young adults who have addiction issues. Parents play an essential role in intervention of their child and in helping sustain recovery by re-establishing boundaries, taking charge differently, detaching from the addiction, and recreating their role to strengthen family recovery. Read More >>

Alateen: A Supportive, Safe Space for Teens

Gail Barker, ME.D, LCPC, Borah High School Counselor

Note: Alateen celebrated its 60th anniversary this September. It is the oldest and largest Twelve Step mutual support group program for younger family members. Although the majority of Alateen groups meet in the same location and time as an Al-Anon group for adults, there are Alateen groups that meet in junior and senior high schools. There are 866 registered Alateen groups in the US, 56 in Canada, and 687 in other countries. Read More >>

The Power of Forgiveness in Family Recovery

Jerry Moe, M.A., Betty Ford Center National Director of Children’s Programs
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FASD Awareness: Lessons Learned

Sis Wenger, NACoA President/CEO
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FOSTERING MOTHER-INFANT BONDING: THE MOMS AND BABIES PROGRAM AT THE ILLINOIS DECATUR CORRECTIONAL CENTER

Peter Palanca & Lindsey Baumgartner, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities
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Children of Addiction: A Single Bullet Point in the Opioid Crisis

Dani DiPirro , NACoA Communications Specialist
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The Top 5 Ways to Get Involved in National Recovery Month

Ivette A. Torres, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Associate Director for Consumer Affairs 
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Times Change And So Do We

Stephanie Abbott, M.A., NACoA Publications Editor & Family Counselor
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