Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Society is a registered non-profit organization founded in June 2004 and registered in February 2005. It was founded by a Family Support Worker, a Probation Officer, and a mother of a methamphetamine addict.
PEP’s focus is empowering families/caregivers of a loved one struggling with substance use/addiction to step into health and recovery. PEP is governed by a board of directors and has an Executive Director who oversees programming, organizational awareness, and growth.
On July 1, 2006 the Protection of Children Abusing Drugs Act (PChAD) took effect. This is forced treatment for children under eighteen years of age at risk as a result of drug or alcohol use. PEP was instrumental in getting this legislation as a resource for parents.
Today, PEP has we three chapters in the Edmonton area along with an Alberta wide virtual group. There is also a virtual group for youth at risk.
PEP will encourage wellness in families affected by substance use.
Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) Society is a registered not-for-profit organization that provides professional facilitated support, education, information and hope to parents, family and friends dealing with or concerned about a loved one struggling with substance use or addiction.