a nonprofit organization staffed by addiction researchers and
treatment professionals with one mission:
to provide help and hope to the families of those struggling with substances.
We are in the middle of a crisis in this country. There are currently 110 accidental deaths a day, or one person every 13 minutes accidentally dying from opiates. While this opioid crisis is part of the larger picture of challenges faced by families dealing with substance issues, it adds huge urgency to our efforts and dedication to those families entering this particular substance-related nightmare. We need to change the national conversation concerning substance use from one of shame, isolation, and a “one-size fits-all” ideology to one of collaboration, respect, and the honoring of the individuals and families engaged in this struggle.
Parents and family members of those struggling with substance use issues are incredibly motivated to help their loved one, yet they often face huge barriers to getting the support they deserve and guidance that works. The CMC: Foundation has developed affordable, accessible resources to give these parents and families the skills they need to understand the problems they face and help them approach them effectively and with compassion.
THIS IS WHO WE HELP
To address the devastating impact substance use disorders have on individuals and their families by training, educating and empowering both laypeople and professionals in the use of effective, non-stigmatizing and compassionate evidence-based principles and practices.
HOW DO WE DO IT
WHAT WE DO
CMC:Foundation for Change is devoted to training parents in effective strategies to to help their child who is struggling with substance use. There is research supported and clinically tested knowledge for families (parents, spouses, grown children) about how to help in ways that are positive, connected and supportive of the whole family. Families can learn these skills and succeed in helping their loved one. At CMC:Foundation for Change we have made these tools understandable, practical and accessible. We can help families and communities understand the problem they face and help them approach it more compassionately and effectively. We want to get these tools into the hands of the most powerful advocacy group that we have: the families of those struggling.
CMC:Foundation for Change does not provide direct clinical care. Instead, we send trainers and clinicians directly into community groups, parent groups and other treatment programs to teach strategies that research has shown to be effective in helping substance users.
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