Updated: Dec 9, 2020
A group of grieving mothers and Heartland High School, central Ohio’s only recovery high school, are joining forces on Wednesday, Dec. 9 to erase the stigma of substance use disorder among teens and provide support to parents struggling to cope. Substance use disorder, also known as addiction, is one of the most misunderstood diseases in modern society. With it often viewed as a choice or a moral failing, families struggling with this disease do not get the same support that families coping with other illnesses do. During this hour-long virtual event, listen to the powerful stories of mothers who are turning their personal tragedies into learning and healing moments for other parents. Heartland High School’s team of experts will also bring to light the misunderstandings of substance use disorder, provide resources, and give reassurance that teens and families on the journey to recovery are not alone. “There are resources, and there is a recovery high school that wants to be a part of your life to create a journey of recovery and empowerment for youth and their families,” says Candice Greenwade, Head of Heartland High School. There are currently 65 recovery schools in operation around the country. Heartland High School is the only recovery high school in Ohio. “I wish, more than anything, that Heartland existed when my daughter was in high school,” says one of the mothers. “She might be with us today if she had the chance to learn in an environment with sober peers; and she certainly never thought it was possible that there were teachers who actually cared or even understood what she was going through during those years. I’m so grateful that Heartland is going to be able to serve teens who have the rest of their lives ahead of them.” JOIN NOW
The Virtual Conversation is free and open to all. The Virtual Conversation is available to the first 100 participants on Wed., Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Click here to join on Zoom.
If you're unable to attend, we plan to record the conversation and have it available soon.