Families of the addicted are often collateral damage, picking up pieces of their lives as they struggle to help loved ones in the throes of substance use disorder.
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL), a nonprofit support group that offers education and hope to those families, is sponsoring one of a series of free seminars 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 22, at The Pathway Program, 4820 S. Mill Ave., #101 in Tempe. Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m.
The organization is partnering with The Pathway Program for June’s presentation. Speakers include:
· Detective Matthew Shay, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), addressing the impact of marijuana on the person, the family and the community; and critical information for parents on what they should look for.
· Judy Engel, LCSW, on learning how the family can heal through peer support, evidence-based education and a safe place to share.
· Kim Humphrey, of Parents of Addicted Loved Ones, sharing his story and those of others about how PAL gave him, his wife and his sons hope for the future.
Refreshments will be provided by the MCSO.
For details, call PAL at 602-512-1454.