The diagnosis of adolescent addiction can be devastating. In many cases families find themselves facing a disease that they do not understand and don’t know where to turn to look for the help their child needs. Often they are in crisis mode and need help quickly.
The founders of Parent Support Houston found themselves in exactly this position with their respective children. They were frustrated. Out of this frustration came the idea to create a website that serves as a compilation of resources for families facing adolescent addiction. This site was created to support the parents of teens who are struggling with substance abuse, behavioral and/or emotional disorders. Although the site was initially developed for parents, the links and information provided may be useful to spouses, siblings, extended family, medical professionals, teachers, law enforcement, employers, clergy and others.
The founders are not professionals. They simply want to share their knowledge by providing contact information for a multitude of resources that they have used personally or that have been shared by families who have had positive experiences. The hope is that this site will provide a starting point for families to locate the resources that they believe will help their family to heal.
From the creators of the groundbreaking film, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE, comes GENERATION FOUND, a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown. Devastated by an epidemic of addiction, Houston faced the reality of burying and locking up its young people at an alarming rate. And so in one of the largest cities in America, visionary counselors, law school dropouts, aspiring rock musicians, retired football players, oil industry executives, and church leaders came together to build the world’s largest peer-driven youth and family recovery community.
Independently filmed over the course of two years, GENERATION FOUND takes an unprecedented and intimate look at how a system of treatment centers, sober high schools, alternative peer groups, and collegiate recovery programs can exist in concert to intervene early and provide a real and tested long-term alternative to the “War on Drugs.” It is not only a deeply personal story, but one with real-world utility for communities struggling with addiction worldwide.