Empowerment in Community

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Hey there, we are peers across Canada who have grown up with the stress and stigma of a parent's substance use. You too? We are so glad you are here.

If you or someone you love is in immediate physical danger, please call the distress centre closest to you, or 911. 

Adult child of alcoholic

YOU ARE NOT ALONE, AND YOU WERE NEVER MEANT TO NAVIGATE THE STRESS AND STIGMA RELATED TO THESE EXPERIENCES AND EMOTIONS ALONE.
 

ps. Lady Gaga's foundation, Born this way, shared our guide and story. (we're kinda proud;)

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Having a parent who has an addiction can be really stressful.

PARENTAL ADDICTION IS STRESSFUL. OVER TIME, THIS CHRONIC STRESS IN CHILDHOOD CAN IMPACT HOW WE SEE AND FEEL IN THE WORLD, AS WELL AS MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR US TO COPE WITH STRESS AS ADULTS. BUT DON'T WORRY! WE CAN LEARN NEW WAYS OF COPING AND FEELING.

ADULT CHILD OF ALCOHOLIC

We know reaching out can be scary, especially if you've never done so. But we are real people with real experiences, and we get it. We are here whenever you are ready. You are NOT alone, and we mean it.

Not sure where to start? Email us at info@starlings.ca, a real person will help you navigate it all