• BRINGING THE FAMILY VOICE TO ADDICTION AND RECOVERY • 

​​​Change Addiction Now

wa c.a.n.

COMING SOON!


Recovery Coach Training


Who should become a recovery coach?

You should!


Call today to find out more information

509-362-2521



WA C.A.N. is a member of the Washington Recovery Alliance

Your Washington State Leaders




Lori Cross                            Patti David                            Kathy Frasier                           Dee Wilkins

Contact WA C.A.N. if you are interested in:

  • Certified Recovery Coach Training (contact Dee Wilkins)
  • Monthly support meetings (contact Kathy Frasierfor more info)
  • Advocacy for policy changes to reduce barriers to treatment
  • Narcan training
  • Providing educational to your family or your organization
  • Being involved in events to bring about community awareness

OUR MISSION

As a member of Change Addiction Now, Washington C.A.N. also recognizes addiction is family disease, for which families need recovery too. C.A.N. also knows families are the missing piece to solving the epidemic of addiction. 

It is our mission to bring the family voice to addiction and recovery to Washington communities, to empower families and  to create an atmosphere of open exchange without shame or stigma.


WASHINGTON FAMILIES NEED SUPPORT

 Many Families in Washington have been burdened by the weight of secret shame and guilt brought on by having a family member diagnosed with Substance Use Disorder.


They hide this secret from friends,  co-workers, even from other family members because too often they are held to blame for something they "didn't cause, can't cure, and can't control."


The CDC reports the percentage of Americans "12 years of age and over with any illicit drug use in the past month: 9.2% "  (2012) http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/drug-use-illegal.htm
In Washington State that figure is estimated to be as high as 9.7 percent and the impact of having a family member diagnosed with a substance use disorder is devastating.

Why donate to Washington C.A.N.?

C.A.N. is the first organization of its kind to focus directly on the health of the family.  We help promote healthy family systems so everyone benefits. Please consider donating today.  Every donation helps.

"YOU HAVE AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY TO REDUCE THE SHAME AND STIGMA OF ADDICTION SIMPLY BY BEING HONEST ABOUT WHO YOU ARE."  ~~MICHAIL BOTTECELLI