HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM) – To save kids from drug addiction, a new peer support group is coming to Hagerstown for those with kids or loved ones struggling with drug addiction.
The Save Our Children peer support group promises to end addiction, one child at a time.
“Our society and our community need something like this for people to speak up, and a source of hope for them too,” said Lisa Rhodes, host of Save Our Children.
About 23 million people are in rehab. 45 million people are directly impacted by addiction. This new peer support group is looking to change those numbers.
The goal is to provide resources, education and encouragement to parents and family members to minimize the risk and devastation of alcohol, drug and gambling addiction.
“I have loved ones who struggle. I have lost friends and relatives who have fought, and I want to make a difference by helping others not to take the same road, ”said Rhodes.
This new peer support group will meet every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hub City Vineyard Church.
“One thing I’m adamant about is focusing on and not suppressing your feelings. Don’t isolate yourself because isolation brings depression and it’s a whole new ball game, ”Rhodes said.
The first meeting will take place tonight from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.