The guiding principles of PAL are confidentiality, respect, acceptance and support. Differences in opinion are embraced without judgment and suggestions are offered in lieu of advice. Members are encouraged to “take what works and leave the rest.” Everyone experiences the journey at their own pace and is supported by the group regardless.
Your local host is Tammy-
"I am hoping this group gives some parents support and comfort.
PAL stands for Parents of Addicted Loved Ones- it is a support group providing hope, guidance, and addiction education to those who are affected by addiction.
I wanted to start a meeting because I know the loneliness and pain of having a addicted loved one. My adult son has struggled with addiction for many years. For a long time I felt no one could possibly know what myself or our family was going thru.
When I attended my first PAL meeting, I realized I was not alone and that there are many parents going thru and having the same feelings I was having.
I remember going to a meeting and someone asked me did I have hope, my answer was no. Today I have hope- and I believe God has control of my sons situation and I need to stop trying to choreograph his recovery."
From Pastor Eric-
"Our vision for St. Marks Church is to make a difference in people's lives and to serve our community by offering practical support along with the unconditional love we find through faith in Jesus.
My hope is that you will find this PAL group to be a place of healing and understanding- where you- like Tammy- can move from hopelessness to hope. This is possible through Christ and caring community."
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
St Marks Church - Northshore, 701 Mississippi Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37405, Chattanooga, United States