Today’s world is embracing more marijuana use while families like ours pay a heavy price.
We acknowledge that the general public and many support groups don’t understand the true and devastating impacts of marijuana. So many times it’s hard for us to share honestly how today’s more potent, more dangerous marijuana has affected our lives and families as we are not taken seriously in the addiction community. So we respectfully invite you to an online group, Every Brain Matters Support/Recovery Group, a community of supporters who understand and encourage healing and growth in response to marijuana use and addiction.
We recognize the need for this type of support for those harmed by marijuana who are seeking community, healing, and recovery. This includes people who have an addiction to marijuana and who are in recovery, their families, and the families/friends of people who’ve been harmed or lost their lives as a direct or indirect result of marijuana use. Marijuana harms include, but are not limited to, addiction, psychosis, suicide, other mental illnesses, homicide, violent crimes, DUI’s, and other incidents of injury or trauma resulting in harms or death, overdoses, where marijuana was the only drug, or a gateway, companion, and/or relapse drug.
This group will not discuss policies, politics, specific religious beliefs, or ask for donations or tasks. We encourage members to embrace their faith while being cognizant of others who do not have the same view. We are not a replacement for any program or meeting, but a supplement, and we encourage everyone either to continue to work their current recovery program or find one to join as soon as possible. We are not equipped to give medical advice, but participants will have the opportunity to share resources and techniques that have helped them. We understand there are different pathways to recovery but recommend a 12 step program, recovery community, faith-based recovery, or another pathway of sustainable recovery.
If you are looking for an Advocate group to educate about the harms of marijuana and influence change or policies, please let us know. We have formed another group to meet this need too, called Every Brain Matters Advocacy Group.
We respect confidentiality, the feelings, and privacy of those attending our meeting.
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Every Brain Matters Support Meetings for Family members
EBM Climbers Support group with Joe Parker and Cole Carol. This meeting is an interactive educational group for family members who have been impacted by marijuana and to bring issues, questions, or concerns and receive direct feedback from a counselor and other peers.
Meets every Wednesday for 90 minutes. 7 pm CENTRAL TIME.
The cost is $20.00 per person or $35.00 per couple.
Find the next climbers meeting at this link.
Join us on the first Friday of every month for messages of hope and healing from the impacts of marijuana.
We welcome a different speaker every month who will share their experience, strength, and hope that provides pathways to find serenity as we navigate through today’s pro-marijuana/drug culture. Whether you’re grieving the loss of a loved one or trying to recover yourself, this meeting is for you.
Free meeting the first Friday of every month, 6 pm CENTRAL TIME.
Find the next monthly Speaker Meeting at this link.
Today’s culture and media are dominated by misinformation when it comes to marijuana. The general public and many groups don’t understand the true and devastating impacts of marijuana. This meeting is an open forum to fellowship, ask questions, and voice concerns with Bart and Aubree. We recognize the need for this type of support for those harmed by marijuana who are seeking honest answers and resources. We hope to build connections and a community of understanding and hope.
Meets every Monday at 5 pm Central Time.
Find the next meeting at this link.
Over the years, some of us have tried to find support in Al-Anon or in Nar-Anon. . Mar-Anon is a 12-Step program designed specifically for those who are affected by another’s marijuana use.
My son is a marijuana victim. Marijuana killed his soul and ruined his brain. His suicide note makes that very clear. Andy Zorn was a happy, resourceful kid with big dreams. He realized some of them, working and saving and planning his future. He served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with 82nd Airborne. He earned an AA degree at community college after his discharge in 2004.