Get Your Loved One Sober program is a 6 week class, utilizing Community Reinforcement and Family Training principles. This program provides spouses and family members the guidance and tools needed to promote awareness of how an individual with a substance use disorder and his or her loved one interact, and to change unhealthy patterns to achieve healthier and happier results. The program is free, yet facilitators suggest participants purchase the book "Get Your Loved One Sober" prior to class starting. Books can be purchased at Coulee Council. Click on the document above to print the flyer for the next class. Contact Coulee Council at 608-784-4177 for more information and dates of the next class
After the six week class participants are provided the opportunity to participate in the "Restoring the Sanity" Support Program. This post-Get Your Loved One Sober support group offers hope and problem-solving techniques through specifically designed activities. The goal is to encourage participants to open up in a safe environment about current and on-going struggles. (Prior attendance at the Get Your Loved One Sober Class is not required to participate in the Restoring the Sanity Support Program. This support group is open to anyone who could benefit from the support.) Click on the document above to print the flyer for the support group. This support group is held every Wednesday from 5:30-7 at Coulee Council, anyone is welcome.
Al-Anon’s purpose is to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Similarly, Alateen is our recovery program for young people. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members. Our program of recovery is adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous and is based upon the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Service. The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend. Al-Anon/Alateen is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.
Start the conversation with Facts! Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix empowers kids to say “YES” to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to underage drinking.The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org), a national not-for-profit dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking, developed Ask, Listen, Learn alongside a team of educators and organizations specializing in middle school-aged students. This multimedia program continues Responsibility.org’s longstanding commitment to American youth, and provides kids with the necessary tools to make healthy lifestyle choices while also teaching them about the dangers of underage drinking.
Ask, Listen, Learn provides youth ages 9-12, their parents and educators with information about the dangers of underage drinking. In 2016, Ask, Listen, Learn launched science-based digital resources – including seven animated videos and lesson plans – that take kids on a journey through the developing brain, teaching them what the brain does, what alcohol does to it, and what that does to you. Teachers and parents can now feel equipped with the facts and tools to have a substantive and powerful conversation about the dangers of underage drinking.
TheAntiDrug.com was created by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign to equip parents and other adult caregivers with the tools they need to raise drug-free kids. Working with the nation's leading experts in the fields of parenting and substance abuse prevention, TheAntiDrug.com serves as a drug prevention information center, and a supportive community for parents to interact and learn from each other. The site provides parents and other adults caregivers access to:
Helpful articles and advice from experts in the fields of parenting and substance abuse prevention;
Science-based drug prevention information, news and studies;
Support from other parents striving to keep their children drug-free;
Perspectives of teens themselves.
Parents LEAD (Listen, Educate, Ask, Discuss) is a program designed to help parents talk to their children about underage drinking. As a parent, talking to your child about certain subjects can be difficult, but it's not impossible. The Parents LEAD website was created to assist parents in helping their kids make the right decision. This website includes tips for starting the conversation and handling questions from your children of all ages, including college-age.
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids translates the science of teen drug use and addiction for families, providing parents with direct support to prevent and cope with teen drug and alcohol abuse.
On this website, families can find the information they need to understand the ever-changing drug landscape, which now includes abuse of prescription drugs and over-the-counter cough medicine. In response, they created an expansive national action campaign, The Medicine Abuse Project, to rally parents, educators, health care providers, communities and law enforcement to collectively help end this epidemic and prevent half a million teens from abusing prescription drugs and over-the-counter cough medicine.
KidsHealth.org was the first website completely devoted to children's health and parenting. Some of the first kid and teen users of KidsHealth are now parents themselves.
Click the map to the left and find the Wisconsin's Child and Adolescent Day Treatment Provider Directory.