Parents

Support for You:
Are you a Parent of a Child with Cannabis-Induced Psychosis (POCCIP)? Join our private Johnny’s Ambassadors Facebook support group.
MomPower helps moms with addicted children.
Advanced Adolescent Services provides teen transport services to treatment programs.
CRAFT classes help parents who are struggling with their child’s substance misuse and looking for support and change.
NAMI Family-to-Family is a free, 8-session educational program for family, significant others, and friends of people with mental health conditions.

Join a Mar-Anon support group for family and friends of marijuana users (this is the marijuana equivalent of Al-Anon, which helps friends and family of alcohol users). This is NOT a meeting for current marijuana users themselves. Email [email protected] with questions. Login info: Mondays at 4:00 PM Pacific or Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Pacific

Recovery Centers:
Addiction Recovery Management Services is run by Mass General for ages 14 to 26.
John Volken Academy – long-term residential rehab for young adults
Meridian Mentoring – a residential, long-term recovery program for young men ages 12-17
North Carolina Boys Academy – a Christian boarding school for teenage boys
Newport Academy Residential Treatment Centers for boys and girls
Resolution Ranch – Boarding School for Troubled Teens
Skyland Trail in Atlanta is a residential program that has an early psychosis program. 
Spero Residential and Sober Living Center – for young men and women
St. Christopher’s Residential Center – achieving long-term recovery in males 18+
Stone Bridge Recovery – bridging the transition from structured treatment to sober living
Sundown Ranch – ages 12 to 18 years with dependency and co-occurring psychiatric disorder
Vanderbilt Early Psychosis Program – 16 to 30 years old with first-episode crisis
Cornerstone – a 12-step outpatient program for youth early in recovery (in Colorado)

Locate Help for Your Child:
Parent Helpline: 855-DRUGFREE (855-378-4373) Monday-Friday, 10:00AM to 6:00PM ET
Second Wind Fund: expedited access to life-saving therapy for youth at risk for suicide
Parents Love Their Teens is a nationwide intervention and placement program.
Directory of providers and educational consultants to help place and transport your teen.
Find Treatment anywhere in the U.S.
National early psychosis treatment locator for early serious mental illness treatment facilities (SAMHSA).
ATLAS (Addiction Treatment Locator, Assessment, and Standards) platform by Shatterproof
The Juvenile Assessment Center is an early intervention locator for Colorado.
Colorado Crisis Services provides 24/7 support and referrals for your loved one.
Partnership to End Addiction (includes bi-lingual Spanish-speaking assistance) provides resources to help change the family dynamic and how to support a child with addiction.

Support for Your Child:
Find an Alternative Peer Group (APG) – support group for kids in recovery
Find a Recovery High School – transfer your child to attend school with others working to be sober
Find a Marijuana Anonymous meeting – like AA but for marijuana

Finding a properly qualified therapist to assess your child:
* Licensed and certified
* Master’s level +
* LCSW, LPC, MAC
* CAC (Certified Addictions Counselor
* Check their collateral material and history
* Make sure they do toxicology (urine) screens

Grieving Resources
Umbrella Ministries helps mothers through the grief of losing a child.
The Compassionate Friends supports the entire family after a child dies.
GriefShare meetings really helped us grieve the loss after Johnny’s death.
List of recommended grief books by Anne Moss Rogers.

Reading:
Top Ten Teen Toking Tip-Offs
You Know Nothing About Weed
Teen Marijuana “FACT” or “CRAP” game
Download our Johnny’s Ambassadors Parent’s toolkit
Watch our on-demand videos from our Johnny’s Ambassadors Expert Webinar Series for Parents.
Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence book by Alex Berenson

Tools:
Sobriety apps from the Drug Enforcement Agency
Different types of guardianships you can get when your child is an adult (laws will vary by state – contact a lawyer if your child is mentally ill and unable to make good decisions)

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