Committee highlight: The Meth and Families Committee

As a subcommittee of the Meth Strike Force, the Meth and Families Committee recognizes the need for trauma-informed intervention that includes the whole family. Many people develop substance use disorders after living through trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Some risk factors include having a parent with a substance use disorder, losing a parent, having an incarcerated parent, experiencing physical or sexual abuse, and many others. When a child can be part of a parent's recovery, the child can develop a sense of resilience and strength in their family. In San Diego County, the Meth and Families Committee sees the intergenerational nature of meth addiction and strives to support families recovering together.

The Committee produces a quarterly newsletter to share resources, information, and perspectives to aid families in their journey. The most recent newsletter highlighted two San Diego services: 211 San Diego and the Access and Crisis Line (see the newsletter below). Future topics include a client perspective to explain what to expect when entering the system of care and their experience utilizing substance use disorder services, and later, information on San Diego’s Drug Endangered Children (DEC) unit.

To learn more about the Meth Strike Force, go to https://www.no2meth.org/.

To download the newsletter, click here

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