Support for You:
Are you a Parent of a Child with Cannabis-Induced Psychosis (POCCIP)? Join our private Johnny’s Ambassadors Facebook support group.
Did you lose your child due to marijuana-related causes? Join our other grieving parents.
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.
Douglas County, CO Wrap-Around is a free program to solve family problems.
Helping Parents Heal provides community and resources to help you heal.
Reach Out For Change – free evidence-based classes for parents on how to improve communication and move your child toward treatment for substance use.
Samaritans – Preventing Suicide – Samaritans works to prevent suicide and support those who have lost someone to suicide.
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
Addiction Recovery Management Services is run by Mass General for ages 14 to 26.
BrightQuest Treatment Centers – San Diego and Nashville – Residential Cannabis Induced Psychosis
Cornerstone – a 12-step outpatient program for youth early in recovery (in Colorado)
CU School of Medicine – Addiction Research and Treatment Services (Boulder, CO)
John Volken Academy – long-term residential rehab for young adults
Menninger Clinic Houston – for those needing an accurate diagnosis and who haven’t benefitted from previous treatments
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
Pathfinder’s Recovery – AZ and CO Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment center
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+
The STEP Program at Denver Health – substance abuse treatment up to age 21 (even no insurance). Call Yesenia at 303-602-4848.
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
Locate Help for Your Child:
Love in Action Intervention Services – immediate crisis support for psychosis and marijuana use
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.
5280 high school in Denver accepts students from all over the country to be in a public school where they are supported in their recovery.
Find a Marijuana Anonymous meeting – like AA but for marijuana
FullCircle – centered around the Enthusiastic Sobriety Philosophy: the idea that young people will stop their self-destructive behavior only if they are offered an alternative that is both fun and fulfilling. Operates a staff facilitated support group for young people and their parents
Sober AF Entertainment – Creating safe spaces in fun places. Voice of the community looking for sober fun, without being around 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
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.
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
The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana: Johnny Stack’s Life and Death Story by Laura Stack
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)
Download Holiday Tribute Graphics
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