Parent Program


Together- Let's End The Stigma!

These evening parent programs typically combine young adults in recovery and bereaved parents who talk openly to an audience about drug and alcohol addiction.

This brings together two important resources in a common cause to facilitate change in the way people view substance abuse and addiction. 

We are flexible and happy to work with you on providing a presentation that meets your needs!

Member Rich speaks about his deceased son Justin's battle with addiction

Tom Canavan (who lost his son Christopher due to opiate addiction) and Jerome Derenzo

Parents that have lost their children to addiction talk openly, carrying a powerful message that can help others and potentially save lives.

The  parent program members shed light on how this epidemic has affected their own families.  Through their personal stories of loss of their children to the disease of addiction, these parents can provide a forum whereby other parents can be informed.  Parents share their own experience of signs of addiction; steps taken to intervene; and resources available - all in an effort to raise awareness in our community to the reality of addiction deaths (As per Alumni In Recovery parent Guidelines).  

Tom Canavan (who lost his son Christopher due to opiate addiction) and Jerome Derenzo, speaking at St. Josephs H.S. in Montvale, NJ; both Christopher and Jerome's alma mater.

"The Alumni In Recovery format and message is something the parents in your district need to see! Our district will be having (them) back as a parent presentation in May, but we have partnered with them in the classrooms as well.  Please consider this program and feel free to contact me at anytime to discuss our experience."

Stacy Stein

River Dell High School PTO


Alumni In Recovery Parent Program Members Meet Regularly

These parents are local to this area so that other families can identify.  They are part of our own suburbia where death tolls are mounting. 

Interested in joining us?  Email: or call 201-741-6409