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"You were a safety net when I felt like I was drowning. You had resources to suggest and knew just what to say. Thank you for being there."
Depending on individual circumstances, you may be referred to Parent Coaching during your call to our Helpline. This program pairs those seeking additional guidance and support with a trained parent volunteer who has also traveled the path of dealing with a child’s substance use.
Coaching takes place on the phone – over the course of about five calls – during approximately a six-week period. Coaches are versed in the techniques of Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), an evidence-based approach shown to set the stage for positive outcomes. Parent coaches are there to listen, offer ideas and reaffirm that you aren’t alone in this struggle.
"The experience was so great. I don't know if I could have made it without my parent coach. It's so different to hear from someone who's gone through it. Just an amazing relationship and an incredible experience."
Parent Coaching Participant
You can also browse questions most frequently encountered by parents like you, and read what our Parent Coaches have advised, or submit your own question to be answered. Get started under Ask a Parent Who’s Been There.