Why some addicts don't receive treatment

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Why some addicts don't receive treatment

There area many barriers that exist for people that are trying to get help for their addictions, especially when it comes to parents. When it comes to parents, they don't know where to go, who to call, what to look for when it comes to treatment. A lot of times they are hindered by this shame and the stigma that comes along with the disease. They are afraid to reach out and look to see what is available and try to get to the right resources. If it was any other disease, you would get out there and you would try and find help, no matter what. If it was cancer, you would go through the research books, you would look everywhere. When it comes to substance abuse, people are afraid to go out there and look. What I would tell you is that your child's life is at stake. So get out there, educate yourself, knock down those barriers, and find the help. The resources are out there and you're not alone in your search.

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Sharon LeGore

Family Advocate

Sharon is the founder and president of Momstell, a parent advocacy organization she created after the death of her daughter to a drug overdose.  She created the Momstell website in order to expand the mission to join concerned parents and families to work together towards improving drug treatment, education, legislation, and policy. Mrs. LeGore has worked on many drug and alcohol policy, state budget and legislative issues for Pennsylvania, including legislation to create the first statewide Parent Advisory Council for substance abuse issues in Pennsylvania. She serves on several policy tables and co-chairs the PA Children’s Advisory Committee.

Mrs. LeGore is a consultant on substance abuse family involvement issues for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and is also the co-director of the SAMHSA sponsored “National Family Dialogue”. Sharon co-authored the CSAT/SAMHSA report “Families of Youth with Substance Use Disorders: A National Dialogue”, an issue brief entitled “Family Involvement in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment” a journal piece for Reclaiming Futures entitled “Family Involvement in Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery: What do we know and what lies ahead”, co-authored the “Access to Substance Abuse Treatment: Results of a Family Survey” as well as several additional published articles. She is a national speaker and also serves on the Parent Advisory Board for the Partnership for a Drug Free America.

Sharon is the mother of four and resides in Mt Wolf, Pennsylvania with her husband Terry.

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