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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/

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Every Brain Matters Monthly Speakers Meeting – We Have Our Son Back From Cannabis Psychosis

Online Zoom Meeting

In this new era of industrialized cannabis, families need support and hope.

This month, we learned from Mom and Dad O.

We are 60-something parents who came of age during the 1970s when cannabis use was no big deal. When our son began to use cannabis in his late teens during his early college years, we weren’t particularly concerned. But then we witnessed our kind-hearted, bright, outgoing, athletic son begin to develop odd behaviors that ultimately escalated into full-blown psychosis. This was around 2017, and there was very little information or support available for families struggling with a loved one suffering from Cannabis-Induced Psychosis (CIP). Frankly, we weren’t really sure if his psychotic behavior was entirely from cannabis, another drug use, or some organic disorder.

Over the years, our son has been involuntarily hospitalized twice and admitted to multiple rehab facilities. Every facility claimed to have a means to treat CIP but really, they were at a loss as to what to do with him, especially the earlier ones. We witnessed our son spiral further and further into his delusional mindset. We mourned for him as we watched him turn into someone we didn’t recognize.

During this time, we became involved with a 12-step support group, Families Anonymous (FA). Our involvement with FA provided us with the tools and mindset to cope with this unpredictable emotional roller coaster. It also connected us with wonderful resources and even more wonderful people, many of whom are now dear friends. We still attend our meetings.

It has been two years since our son returned home from his last inpatient treatment program. At that time, he was the most clear-headed we had seen in years. His mental clarity has continued, and he is once again thoroughly engaged in society, our family, and his future.  He is on no medication. His clarity is from simply NOT USING CANNABIS. We have our son back.

This meeting will be recorded but not available to the public. The family will share this recording at their discretion for educational purposes and to maintain anonymity.

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.  There will be a Q&A at the end of each 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 Brain

Meeting ID: 872 9417 0134
Passcode: ebmsupport

Please join us on the second Wednesday of every month for messages of healing from the impacts of cannabis and the expanding drug crisis.

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

 

 

LINK TO REGISTER

Meeting ID: 827 4437 2483
Passcode: Climbers