As someone who understands the struggle of a loved one’s addiction, you are an invaluable resource in supporting our mission and the families we serve.
Parent Coaching is a peer-to-peer program, by which a parent seeking help and perspective on their child’s substance use issues is paired up with another specially-trained parent volunteer who has also traveled the path of dealing with a child’s substance use.
We can help you use your story to change someone else’s for the better.
Our Parent Blog is the place to gain perspective and learn from experts and others who have been impacted by substance use. The blog regularly features families’ and individuals’ personal stories related to drug use, treatment, recovery and loss to help unite, inform and support those touched by addiction. If you think your story could similarly help other families, we invite you to work with us on contributing to the blog.
With guidance from our staff, and using a provided template, personalize an Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor to submit to your local newspaper for publication. You may respond to a study, describe a personal experience, or speak to a specific topic you’re passionate about. Previously published Op-Eds have responded to data from the annual Monitoring the Future study, described a personal experience regarding insurance coverage, and recounted a personal experience using life-saving Naloxone. Volunteers can also share Partnership services by responding to existing Op-Eds.
Through our Partners for Hope platform, anyone can celebrate recovery by sharing a Story of Hope or honor a loved one by writing a Memorial Tribute. Becoming a Partner for Hope is an opportunity to quickly and easily share your story (you can begin right away; no need to complete our volunteer survey) – including photos or video – while inviting friends and family to contribute their own comments and stories as well.
We have the tools to help you use your passion for helping families affected by substance use locally in your community.
Deliver Partnership Community Education presentations in your town, city or state. We’ll provide the presentation(s), digital copies of handouts and talking points so that you can help educate your community about substance use and connect families to the Partnership’s services and other resources.
Help us advocate for better policy solutions and healthier perceptions when it comes to issues of substance use. You can always sign and share our online petitions and other advocacy actions, but we also need volunteers interested in calling or meeting with representatives or traveling to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of families.