December Campaign Underway!

We thank all of you, for your past contributions to NCPSG. Again this year, we ask our community to think of NCPSG in their giving plans. While the physical toll of COVID has been reduced, the behavioral health of our community has NOT improved. Based on attendance and the stories at our support meetings, the number of loved ones who …

Recovery Blog Post–Elle Silk

In 2005 I was devastated by the sudden loss of my husband, Terence. My children were only 3,6, and 9 years old. I can remember sitting on the front porch on a Saturday, watching my neighbors drive by doing their weekend activities, while my life and my children’s lives were forever changed. Not only did I lose a beloved partner, …

ADHD November Pathway a Great Success

On Wednesday, November 19 we held our monthly Pathway Session with Dr. Ned Hallowell over Zoom. In his open, empathetic style, Ned made the case for why ADHD is not so much a disorder as a series of traits that can be managed. In fact, these traits have huge benefits, especially the big three which are both strengths AND challenges: …

Happy Thanksgiving

From all of us at NCPSG, have a great Thanksgiving! #gratitude #helpingeachotherheal

ADHD Zoom Pathway on November 16

On November 16 at 7pm, we will be hosting Dr. Ned Hallowell for a Zoom Session on ADHD and addiction. Ned is a world expert on ADHD and the author of two books Driven to Distraction and ADHD 2.0. He has changed the narrative of ADHD from one of disorder to a collection of traits that can be channeled into …

Unethical selling of THC should be restricted

Several of our support group parents have been concerned about THC sales in New Canaan post the legalization of the retail sale of marijuana on July 1, 2021. While cannabis dispensaries have indeed been banned locally in New Canaan, two retail stores have been unethically selling THC gummy bears. Why? A legal loophole. The RERACA Act, which legalized the retail …

Monthly Pathway on Stages of Change a “Dramatic” Success

On October 19, Frank Bartolomeo, PhD was the guest speaker at our Monthly Pathway Session at St. Mark’s Church. We had over 25 attendees, including both parents and local recovery coaches. During the session, Frank used role playing to give insights into how a loved one can move from a particular stage in the Stages of Change Model, to another. …

Video and Photo Memories from the Sept 1 Vigil

I have very happy memories of getting together with 450 of my favorite friends at the 6th Annual Community Addiction Awareness Vigil at 6 South Avenue in New Canaan. Behind the scenes, some amazing people and partners worked together to make our event happen. View our 90-second Vigil video created by NCHS film student Patrick Russo. And enjoy our other Vigil …

Thank you everyone, for the 2022 Vigil

The 2022 Community Addiction Awareness Vigil was a great success. Over 450 people were in attendance. Please continue reading as we thank all that made our Vigil a memorable one, in a Letter to the Editor. Our next Vigil will take place on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. Dear Editor:On behalf of the New Canaan Parent Support Group and our co-Host …

Recovery Blog Post with Stephanie

As a Recovery Coach, my lived experience is my primary resource and strength. Even after twenty-two years of sobriety, I am still struck by the fact that my most painful experiences have become my greatest gifts–a spiritual alchemy of sorts. Although I made a vow to myself that I would never become an alcoholic like my father, my own struggle …