Family & Caregiver Resources
NOMA provides support resources for families and caregivers to help them navigate through the journey of having a loved one with a substance use disorder (SUD). There are many good resources out there and we encourage you to see our FAVORITES page for a list of books, podcasts and other media. Our EVENTS page will include any upcoming programs that provide education on SUD related topics. There are also great support group options on our SUPPORT page. Below are some of our Favorite overall resources for families. Many of these programs come from the Partnership to End Addiction. NOMA is a Community Partner with the Partnership to End Addiction and they help support our mission with incredible programs and tools to support families including Help & Hope Text program, an Online Support Community and Parent Coaching Program. There are other organizations out there providing quality family programming so we are including those here also.
The 20-Minute Guide
The 20-Minute Guide is favorite resource of Not One More Alabama. This guide for families is available in 2 versions, one for Parents (parents & grandparents) and one for Partners (spouses, girlfriends and other relationships). This resource is available online as a FREE resource through the Center for Motivation and Change Foundation. You can also purchase it online in a workbook format. NOMA always has copies available so just let us know if you need one and we will get it to you!
The Parents/Partners 20-Minute Guide - "This is a practical, compassionate and effective roadmap for those who are concerned about their loved one’s substance use, or want to learn ways to prevent it. This free online tool incorporates CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) which was developed by Dr. Robert Meyers at the University of New Mexico. The CRAFT approach helps you think about the problem you face through a new behavioral perspective. It includes specific skills that will help you reinforce positive changes, communicate more effectively, and let consequences play a role, all while taking better care of yourself! It is the leading research-supported way for families to help their substance using loved ones. In CRAFT, the concerned family member also feels better. CRAFT teaches you how to stay involved in a positive, ongoing way, while also taking care of yourself." (abbreviated from www.http://the20minuteguide.com/parents/introduction-guide/#.WKkQgPkrKUk)
Parent Coaching & Online Support
The Partnership to End Addiction has resources for family members facing loved ones struggling with a substance use disorder. Their FREE resources provide help to people all acrosss the country and are most are available in English and Spanish. Below are some of their resources you can access
Helpline- Trained and Caring specialists are ready to listen to your challenges, setbacks, obstacles and difficult emotions that go along with a child's substance use or addiction. This support can occur over the phone, via text or email. Text CONNECT to 55753 to contact a specialist or click on this link for more information.
Parent Coaching program - The Parent Coaching Program is a peer-to-peer program, by which a parent or caregiver seeking ehlp and perspective on their child's substance use issues is paired witha specially trained volunteer who has also traveled the path of a child's substance use or addiction.
Hope & Help By Text - You can sign up to begin receiving support and information by text by simply texting JOIN to 55753. Learn evidence-based skills and strategies to help you better communicate with your child and motivate them to change behavior or get the help and treatment they need.
Follow this link to learn all about the resources available through the Partnership for Drug Free Kids.
NOMA Family Support Group is a group made of families and parent coaches that help to support other families that have a loved one struggling with a substance use disorder. The NOMA Family Support Group meets every Wednesday (starting November 3, 2021) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church (12200 Bailey Cove Road, Huntsville, AL 35803.
Cathy Taughinbaugh: Helping Parents Find Peace - "As your coach, I will share effective strategies with you that many people have used to not only help themselves feel better but help their loved one change. We will work together to identify how these strategies can best fit your personal situation. You know your partner or child best. You are the hero in your family’s story. My role is to be your guide and help you make the best decisions for your situation. During our coaching time together, we’ll create a clear path for you to move forward so that you can achieve the changes that you desire. My goal is that not only will you be transformed, but your loved one will follow and make needed changes as well. I’m available for emails and texts in between sessions. We can tailor our time together to meet your needs" - from the website
Parenting Through Addiction - "provides an affordable, accessible, convenient online way for parents to learn about wsubstance use and how to address it at all stages on the journey. Members of PTA engage with other parents who understand the full range of emotions; access resources to help know when, how and where to go for treatment; learn through online courses; and get daily inspiration and hopeful engagement. PTA provides HOPE, EDUCATION & RESOURCES, COMMUNITY & CONSULTATION" (From the PTA Website)