Every Brain Matters is a community of support and advocacy based on science and live experiences. Join us as we find freedom from marijuana and the drug culture expansion. 



Mar-Anon Family Group is a fellowship of those affected by another person’s marijuana use and is independent of Every Brain Matters.  To view, Mar-Anon meetings, go to: mar-anon.com/meetings/


Wayfinders – A Empowering Workshop For Friends and Families Who Love someone Living with Addiction

Join us for an empowering workshop designed for friends and family who love someone living with addiction.

Gain valuable insights into the disease of addiction and equip yourself with practical skills for support and self-care. This workshop will delve into topics such as empathy, setting healthy boundaries, and fostering effective communication. Discover the power of emotional regulation and mindfulness, and explore how these practices can be integrated into daily life. Walk away with a deeper understanding, newfound knowledge, and tangible skills to navigate the challenges of loving someone with addiction.


Rachel Evans is a licensed clinical social worker and family therapist at the Center for Recovering Families at The Council on Recovery. Rachel supports people with substance use disorders and their families as they walk the road of recovery together. Varieties of services are used on this journey, including family sessions, groups, and workshops. Connection and security are two of her top values, and Rachel aims to bring that to her work. Rachel graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Houston and continues to call Houston home.


Monthly Speakers Meeting – Dr. Anette Edens, author of Monsters to Miracles: Parent-Driven Recovery

Climbers with Joe Parker

In this new era of industrialized THC, families need support and hope. Please join us on the second Wednesday of every month for messages of healing from the impacts of marijuana and the expanding drug crisis.  There will be a Q&A at the end of each meeting. This meeting may be recorded at the presenter’s discretion.

This month, we feature Anette Edena, PhD, MBA

Dr. Anette Edens is a clinical psychologist and published author. She has presented professional papers, lectures, and workshops addressing mental health professionals, teens, college students, and parents regarding substance abuse and recovery, associated family dynamics, and codependency.  Her book, “From Monsters to Miracles: Parent-driven recovery tools that work” is widely used by treatment programs across the country. She is a founding member and past president of the Association of Alternative Peer Groups (AAPG) board.

Dr. Edens began her academic career at a small private university researching the efficacies of various treatment modalities for adolescents, ultimately consulting with various alternative peer group (APG) programs. She facilitated the development of Archway Academy, a sober high school in Houston that is now recognized as exemplary among sober high schools. She has developed and consulted with numerous APG programs over the past 25 years. Her keen insights into the needs of teens and their families as they move through adolescence has earned wide acceptance in the academic, professional, and recovery communities.

Register for this meeting at this link. Once registered, you will be sent a Zoom link to join the meeting that you can save to your calendar. You will not be required to register again if you have already registered for a previous Speakers Meeting. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].

This meeting is free, but donations are welcome to increase our effort to support and advocate for families impacted by industrialized marijuana. 

Link To Register

Meeting ID: 872 9417 0134
Passcode: ebmsupport




Meeting ID: 827 4437 2483
Passcode: Climbers