Founder, Executive Director
Thrive family Recovery Resources
In this workshop we will explore the systemic bias of a "one size fits all" family recovery approach, how the language and stigma surrounding families has caused harm and how we can use practical tools and skills to evoke self-efficacy and a person-centered approach to recovery for the entire family. We will break down some effective practices to help family members identify their values and goals, to create "ïntention" to respond rather than react, to practice skills that create agency in the family communications system and to engage in their own holistic recovery in an effort to model recovery in the family.
Pam Lanhart is the founder and executive director of Thrive Family Recovery Resources, a non-profit that helps families nationally connect to resources, education and support. Thrive became a ground-breaking organization this fall as one of the first Family Recovery Community Organizations in the country to receive State Human Services Grant Funding to support their work providing family peer support to those family members impacted by their loved one’s substance use. Pam is also a certified family recovery coach, certified peer recovery specialist, Invitation to Change and CRAFT practitioner and Arise interventionist. Pam is passionate about helping families use evidence based best practices in order to move their loved ones toward change and believes that a healthy family eco-system gives their loved ones the best opportunity to activate their own personal recovery. Pam is also the 2021 recipient of the Faces & Voices Vernon Johnson Award honoring her tenacious and outstanding national advocacy and work, devoted to spreading the message of recovery, harm reduction and helping families activate their recovery. She is also a fierce advocate for the humane treatment of those suffering from substance use, the availability of harm reduction and the de-stigmatizing of those suffering from the disease of addiction.
Changing Families, Changing Outcomes: Reducing Harm in Families through compassionate approaches to substance use