There’s no hiding the fact that a sibling is struggling with addiction, so it’s important to include and involve the other siblings. In this 2012 column, Midwestern Mama embraces a #NoMoreStigma approach.
One of our goals at Our Young Addicts is to provide a place where family and friends of young addicts can talk to each other in a relatively anonymous way. We expect to be able to provide a forum for that kind of interaction on our web site, it’s just that we haven’t developed it yet. It’s in the works though!
In the meantime we are offering a secret Facebook group to those of you who want to connect in a meaningful way. To join the group you must first friend our Facebook group Our Young Addicts. https://www.facebook.com/OurYoungAddicts After you join, send us a direct message asking us to add you to the group Family and Friends Place and we will add you. From there you can chat with us or others in the group.
Your profile WILL be visible to others in the group but the general Facebook public will not see that you are part of the group.
We respect the privacy of you and your young addicts and expect all who join the group to have the same respect for each other.
Looking forward to connecting with you.
Our Young Addicts