We are a group of parents working together, sharing experiences and unified in advocacy. We work collaboratively to effect change in the public perception of substance use disorder in order to advance the understanding that addiction is a brain disease which should be treated as such both medically and judicially
The Addict's Parents United (TAP United) is a support system and advocacy group, comprised solely of members who have one or more children/adult children that have the disease of addiction, as well as those who have lost one or more of their children from this disease. We provide support for the parents that focuses on giving hope with the utmost emphasis on self-care, as well as helping parents and families navigate through the devastation that can be caused by addiction. We advocate for change in the current judicial approach of incarceration, of those who suffer with addiction, which has been both costly and ineffective. Instead, we are working with experts in the field to promote specialty docket courts that emphasize treatment and recovery as viable and proven effective alternative to incarceration.