Thank You For Your Interest in Parenting Through Addiction!
Here is a sample of one of the video Parent Guides you can access as a member.
Parenting Through Addiction, The Other PTA may be the resource your family needs. Benefits of membership include:
IT'S A MEMBERSHIP COMMUNITY FOR PARENTS AFFECTED BY A SON OR DAUGHTER'S SUBSTANCE USE
Only another parent can understand the pain, the hurt, and the fear you feel as you watch your child's use of substances move from "typical" to "troublesome" to "scary." Some sink deeper into the grip of addiction or pretend that their substance abuse is no big deal. We ARE parents of a young adult who struggles with addiction AND we are addiction professionals helping other parents know how to best help their child.
A ONE-OF-A-KIND DIRECTORY OF THE NATION'S TOP TREATMENT FACILITIES
Members will have access to an extensive directory of treatment facilities that have been researched, vetted, visited and referred to multiple times by experienced addiction professionals. We'll help you know your options, the costs, what makes one program different from others and details about insurance before you send your child to treatment. Make no mistake! Not all treatment centers are created equal! Cost doesn't always equate with quality, and not all programs are a good fit for everyone.
ONLINE COURSES HELP YOU LEARN WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PARENTING THROUGH ADDICTION TOWARD RECOVERY AS YOU SEARCH FOR ANSWERS
Members will be able to access on-line courses that will guide and educate your family and prepare you to navigate life with an addicted or substance using child. Courses are broken into easy to digest modules so you can learn at your own pace.
ONLINE LIVE EDUCATION & SUPPORT SESSIONS WITH OTHER PARENTS
Members can choose to participate in several online live communities hosted by addiction professionals, plus family consultations where you can ask questions and get specific recommendation on what you can be doing now to help your child.
There are not enough words to express my gratitude for what the staff has done to facilitate a life-saving transformation in my daughter. In a field where many programs make promises, it has been my experience that it is rare to experience a program that consistently applies recovery principles across the board. My daughter is a miracle today living a joyful recovery centered life and I could not be more grateful."
Check out just some of the video training available to help you on your own journey of discovery, exploration, preparation and action. We're here to help you learn, help you begin to believe that you can survive this, and help you not feel so alone on the journey.
Some of the Courses in Parenting Through Addiction
The Adolescent Brain
Duration: 1h 55m
The brain isn't fully developed until age 25. This module helps you understand typical development and how it is affected by using.
Not Your Fault
Whether you blame yourself or others blame you, this video can help put those fears to rest.
Meditation and Mindfulness for Parents
Mindfulness improves our capacity to find joy in each day, despite great challenges. Meditation skills reduce anxiety, stress and high blood pressure and improve relaxation, concentration and sleep.
Why They Use
Duration: 1h 30m
Understanding the answers to this question don't change the reality, but the answers do help guide your discussions.
Co-Dependency & Enabling
Duration: 1h 30m
Maybe you've heard those words before, but do you really know what they mean? This course will help you recognize & modify your own actions.
Duration: 1h 35m
We know that two of the things parents need most is WHEN to offer treatment, and where to go. This module (and our exclusive Treatment Center Directory) will help you begin to determine which program is the best fit for your family's needs, preferences and resources.
Who's Behind Parenting Through Addiction?
Ginny Mills, MAEd, LPC-S, LCAS, CSI – Founder & Clinical Director of Full Life Counseling and Recovery
Ginny is a licensed clinical addictions specialist, licensed professional counselor, and a mom of a daughter in recovery. She has been counseling with adults, adolescents, parents and leading relapse prevention groups for over 25 years. She has been the driving force behind Full Life Counseling & Recovery since its inception in 2008. Parenting Through Addiction membership enables Ginny and her team to offer support, education, guidance and hope to families everywhere.
Often family members experience great fear and confusion about how to respond to substance use or other self-destructive behaviors. Conventional wisdom that “you have to wait for them to hit bottom” is powerful, yet families suffer greatly watching and waiting for that proverbial “bottom.” We believe that better informed families -- families that understand addiction and recovery -- can make better decisions about when to take action, what action to take, and where to go for help.
Parenting Through Addiction Towards Recovery can help parents and families develop that understanding through courses, community, staying abreast of the latest research, recognizing advocacy opportunities and finding a tribe of other parents who "get it."
"Ginny Mills and her staff provided our family with an incredible amount of compassion, support and professionalism. She provided us with clear guidance based on her extensive knowledge and experience. Ginny was recommended to our family and it turned out to be one of the best calls that we have ever made. It is a journey, but with Ginny's guidance, we now have hope....."