In late 2011, a group of recovered drug addicts and alcoholics came together to form the Addict in the Family support group. After having experienced first hand the damage done to our families and loved ones through our own addiction, we wished to provide a group that could tend to a family’s specific needs. With our knowledge of active addiction and recovery, we were able to provide a unique perspective that would inspire hope and direction to families suffering from a loved one’s addiction. As the meeting began growing, it became more evident that the need for assistance, both educational and emotional, was needed during the treatment and after care stage.
It soon became apparent that one of the biggest obstacles to tackle for most families was financially supporting their loved one into treatment. The idea soon came to mind to start a scholarship fund, dedicated to providing assistance for families to get their loved one the help they needed.