Love In the Trenches (LITT) is a support group for parents of addicts who are suffering the collateral damage of their child’s addiction.
As parents of an active addict, we are walking the trenches to one outcome or another, acknowledging that the only outcome for our addicted child is death or recovery.
This journey is painful, isolating, and often feels shameful. We are here to support one another, no matter the outcome. We are in agreement that love is at the core of our relationship with our addict. We are here to share our stories without shame, and support one another in making healthy choices as we walk this walk.
LITT offers small informal support groups for the purpose of using our collective stories and experience to offer coping skills, networking opportunities, recovery resources, and active support, both one-on-one and in group settings, to parents of active addicts and parents who have recently lost a child to the disease of addiction. Participants are free to attend meetings at their own convenience and as needed. All participants understand the need for confidentiality.
In addition to meetings, LITT's founding members make themselves available for one-on-one meetings with parents—a cup of coffee, a late night phone call—whatever it takes to let a parent know LITT is here and we get it.
Erasing the shame of addiction with love, and therein
lies hope. LITT is a voice of reason in an experience that
has no reason.