Through our social media groups, peer support and county wide events, families acquire useful insights regarding substance use, the disease of addiction and tools allowing everyone in the family to heal.
Someone needs to take charge. We believe that community-based advocacy groups and families should take the lead.
It really starts by educating families that substance use is something that affects everybody. Education is just the first step; OhioCAN provides family support with peers and other family members who are experiencing similar situations. Families need to be able to take the intellectual understanding about the disease of addiction and begin to internalize that understanding so they can resolve the hurt, anxiety, frustration, and pain addiction has caused their entire family.