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Claude Deasy has a perspective on adolescent addiction that is extremely unique, and is eager to support others as they face this disease with their loved ones. He is open with his experience and willing to share it with others so they can learn, grow and become the parents that their children need them to be. Claude is a humble man who simply introduces himself to parents as they guy who brings the cookies. He has been an instrumental component in the recovery of numerous families. Parents whom he has helped describe him as “genuine", “empathetic”,“inspiring”,“dedicated”, and “entertaining”. He is described as having a depth of self-education about illegal substances and their effects on adolescents. Claude’s incredible sense of humor helps to alleviate some of the fear and anxiety felt by parents in the early days of facing adolescent addiction with their child.
Claude works to strengthen and grow the parent meeting at a Houston residential treatment center by leading their weekly parent meeting. He
shares his experience and knowledge
with parents who are struggling to make the decision of where to seek help for their children. He visits residents at the treatment center and spends time with clients when their parents are not able to come for visitation. He helps make the holidays easier for families by participating in holiday activities.
Claude’s dedication to this cause comes from his strong belief that providing support for even one parent or client could potentially save a life.
Barbara Dwyer is focused on supporting families who are living with the disease of adolescent addiction. Barbara has a background in education
with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in the field of Learning Disabilities. She taught elementary
school for nineteen years in both New Jersey and Texas.
Barbara is personally connected to this cause as a result of witnessing how the disease of addiction affected members of her own family
including her grandparents, her father and her son.
While learning how to parent an adolescent struggling with substance abuse, Barbara became actively involved with an alternative peer group serving as the group’s Parent Coordinator. She serves on the Board of Directors for a sober high school in Houston, Texas, and has been invited to speak at various fundraising events to share her experience. Barbara has been interviewed on the radio to bring ccommunity awareness to several of the organizations that she is involved with. She is the founder of Cougars in Recovery, the collegiate recovery community at the University of Houston, and currently serves as the program's coordinator.
Barbara is committed to sharing her knowledge and experience to guide and support families as they learn how to address the issues faced by
their child in a way that shows the child love and
support through accountability.