What We Know Now ... and What We Wish We Knew Then.
When the SAFE Project team meets others affected by this epidemic, there is always one question we ask: “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?”
From these conversations, we learned early on that the most powerful tool we can provide to others is sharing what we have learned, and what we learn from others we meet in our travels. Lessons Learned is a resource for us all to learn from our collective experiences with substance use disorder
SAFE’s Lessons Learned gives you suggestions about how to talk to your kids about opioids and substance use disorder.
Learn how to connect with your teen, and start building a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.
A strong foundation means when the time comes to discuss harder issues — like drug usage or alcohol — we’ve already got a healthy start.
What to look for if you suspect a loved one may be using opioids.
It’s a painful process to accept that your loved one may have a substance use disorder.
Interventions are designed to help your family member, spouse, partner, friend, or even a colleague agree to seek treatment.
People in recovery and family members share their lessons learned from participating in interventions.
Every treatment experience is unique, and recovery is a life-long journey – for your loved one and for you.
Treatment & Transition:
It may feel like a relief to finally have your loved one in treatment, but it also is a time of change. Learn about support for them and self-care for you.
Here’s how you can best support them — and yourself — on this journey.
Understanding what to say and do so you can be part of their support system right now.
Find out what to expect when you are transitioning out of treatment along the path to recovery.
Read valuable tips that can help you or a loved one during the recovery journey.
Read first-hand tips on how to survive your first holiday season in recovery.