Caring for someone with a substance use disorder is difficult for families.
Parents of both adolescents and adults with substance use disorders can feel unsure about the best ways to help their child. It’s also common to feel a sense of responsibility, guilt, or anger. We at Quest Counseling feel it’s imperative to provide support services to families coping with addiction.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Quest Counseling can help enroll your child in the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program to help them
Free lunch for kids
During the summer months, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and the Boys & Girls Club are providing free meals to kids and teens. View the information about this program here.
Parents empowering parents group
The Parents Empowering Parents group has been offered at Quest Counseling and supported by member donations since 2014. Parents of adult and adolescent addicts can help one another through their grief and anxiety, while learning together skills to support and create healthy boundaries with their children.
This group is also open to anyone in a care-giving position who is struggling with these issues. Please call Kassi Humphreys for more information about attending this group.
The Parent Project®
Join Together Northern Nevada is now offering classes for the Parent Project®. These classes are designed to help parents with problem behaviors in teens by building skills to reduce conflict and change family dynamics. Read more about this program here. Registration information can be found here. Classes begin July 25th.
multidimensional family therapy
If your family struggles with multiple issues including substance use, instability, lack of communication, delinquency, or lack of structure in the home, Multidimensional Family Therapy may be a solution. This approach to counseling is offered at Quest Counseling by certified staff. More information on this therapy can be found here.
Multidimensional Family Therapy can be a solution for families which contain more than one member in need of help. Parents with their own substance use or mental health diagnosis often have difficulty when their children reach adolescence. Divorce, loss, or blending families can also require assistance in re-stabilizing. If you feel you could benefit from these services, please contact our staff to make an appointment for assessment.
Education for Parents
The world of substance use is ever-evolving. Contact Quest Counseling if you are interested in participating in Parent Education sessions or groups to learn more about your child’s substance-of-choice, or you have questions about drug identification or testing. All of our services are also available in Spanish. Quest can also refer parents to similar resources in the community.
With summer coming…
Please follow this link to our friends at Join Together Northern Nevada, who outline a list of sober and family-friendly activities to keep everyone engaged and connected during these months and in the future.