PARENTS OF ADDICTED
LOVED ONES (P.A.L.)
“Addiction is a family disease. One person may use, but the whole family suffers.” - Shelly Lewis
PAL (Parents of Addicted Loved Ones) is a free educational support group for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, friends, and neighbors of addicted loved ones. More often than not, it is the entire family who feels the effects of an individual’s struggle with addiction. Substance abuse is a roller coaster ride for everyone near it. Sometimes the person you love doesn't seem like the same person at all anymore. Feeling responsible for someone with these struggles brings a mixture of emotions where the “right thing to do” becomes a bit cloudy. When in fact does helping someone start hurting them?
If you need help learning healthy ways to respond to a loved one, come and join us.
Participants must be 18 or older.
6:30 P.M on Thursday evenings.
Reflections & Recovery Ministry Center
3103 W Alameda St.
Roswell, NM 88203
For more information, please contact Lorual VanRheenen:
Frequently discussed topics:
The Addiction Cycle
Traits & Behaviors of Addiction
Delayed Emotional Growth
Role of the Family
Releasing Your Loved One
Setting Realistic Boundaries
The Steps of Recovery
"When we focus on changing the way we help our loved one,
rather than trying to change them, it gives us realistic hope."
-Mike Speakman, founder of PAL, 2006