Johnny’s Ambassadors offers a support group for Parents of Children with Cannabis-Induced Psychosis (POCCIP). We have an online support community, a Facebook group, and a monthly virtual support call with a parent or an MD specializing in CIP. Sometimes we have a young adult who had CIP who gives a recovery testimony, and your children are invited to join those sessions.
If you need help for your child’s marijuana addiction, please visit our parent resource page.
First, register for a new account on our private online community. State you wish to be put into the parent CIP group. I will approve your account and put you in the private group, and then you are free to post. I will post announcements and event notices in this group.
Second, if you are on Facebook, we also have a private Parents of Children with Cannabis-Induced Psychosis (POCCIP) group you may join by agreeing to the group rules. The support group videos are posted there.
Third, if you’d like to participate in local support groups, check this page to see if your state has a coordinator. If your state doesn’t have a support group, perhaps YOU would be willing to raise your hand and be the point person? Email me at [email protected] if so.
Fourth, we are pleased to offer a monthly psychosis live Q&A with one of our Scientific Advisory Board members, Dr. Erik Messamore, with Dr. Danelle Hupp. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from 3:30 to 5:00 PM (1:30 to 3:00 mountain). The format consists of a lecture on a psychosis-related topic, followed by an open-forum Q&A session (you can ask about anything). Register here to receive email reminders for future meetings from Dr. Messamore. The sign-up form is at the bottom of the page. You can also register for his podcast here.
If you are on Facebook, join our public prevention group as well.
I also strongly recommend you get a copy of my book telling my son’s story from Amazon (all formats available), so you can read all the research in one place. All proceeds go to Johnny’s Ambassadors.
Even though most of our group members still have their child on this earth, there are non-death losses resulting from addiction, when you lose what you thought would be your child’s future potential. You may be feeling anger, sadness, and bewilderment how this can possibly have happened to your child. Our meeting helps us individually, connects us collectively, and brings light to this important topic we all share.
If you have questions, please email [email protected].
These are previous recordings from past meetings: