Frequently asked questions about The Mom of an Addict, Inc.
Who is welcome at The Mom of an Addict support group meetings?
Moms, dads and grandparents who have a child/grandchild struggling with addiction/substance use disorder. Whether your child is in active addiction, is incarcerated, is in recovery or if you have lost your child, we are here for you.
What happens at your support group meetings?
We have a 20 to 30-minute lesson about some facet of addiction, and
We have a time of sharing and support where we can each talk about our experiences from the week, our feelings or anything else we are dealing with personally related to our addicted child/grandchild.
Are you a 12-step meeting group?
We do not study the 12 steps. This group is an additional offering to complement any other meeting(s) you may attend and to help connect you with other parents who are on their recovery journey.
Do I have to get a sponsor?
Not at The Mom of an Addict. We are not trying to take the place of any other meeting(s) out there. We are here for additional support. Naturally, you may find that you connect with certain individuals more than others and may get together for further conversation and encouragement.
How long are your meetings?
Meetings are approximately 60 to 90 minutes in length.
Will you help my child find treatment?
The Mom of an Addict exists to offer support to parents. We are not trained professionals, psychiatrists, counselors or therapists. We do not recommend particular treatment centers or offer professional/legal advice, but we do have a resource list we share. We encourage all families to conduct their own research and make the best decision(s) for their family.
Are you a religious or a secular organization?
Everyone is welcome at our meetings. While we are not exclusively faith-based or secular, you will find many parents who share their story will talk of God.
Can I bring my younger children to a meeting?
We currently do not provide childcare during our meetings.
Do you offer anything for my older children who have witnessed their sibling’s battle with addiction?
We are working on developing support group meetings for teenage/young adult/adult siblings of an addict.