Dad2Dad at WakeUp Carolina was created through the healing that was happening at our Mother’s Gathering meeting. When the dads saw their significant other getting healthier they asked WakeUp if it was possible to create a group specifically for fathers of substance users. Dad2Dad is now a weekly support meeting that is a safe place for fathers who have been impacted by their child’s experience with substance use.
- Who Attends: Fathers of substance users
- Who Leads: Tim Maguire
- Why: Discover support, unity, and resources
- What To Expect: Conversations and real-life advice
- When: Tuesdays @ 6 pm
- Where: 217 Lucas St., Suite G, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 29464
Whether you’re a step-father, single dad, married, or a foster parent we all share our fathers’ hearts. The strain that is generated on the family system when substance use is involved is unmeasurable. You’re not alone on this walk. Your child can live at home or across the country. They can be an adolescent and/or an adult. Whether your child is still struggling with substances or is currently maintaining their recovery, we’re here for you.
Statistics show that males have a more difficult time discussing challenging issues within the family system. In this non-twelve-step peer support group we hold a safe space where we process what triumphs and challenges come up when caring for a child that’s a substance user. Our discussions are solution-focused that cover multiple different topics. Ranging from boundaries, self-care, and communication. Groups begin with a check-in that can be about your person of concern or other relationships that are impacted by your child’s substance use.
When researching substance use treatment facilities WakeUp Carolina has seen how communication with your significant other during times of crisis with your child’s substance use gets overlooked. This group meets this discussion head-on. Processing our father’s “fixer” mentality. There are no quick fixes to substance use. Studies have shown being united as a family against substance use produces the highest success rates. Which includes families receiving help for themselves.
WakeUp Carolina is a 501c3 non-profit Recovery Community Organization. Our programs and services are supported by donations and grants, resulting in zero cost to our community. Although some of our services are provided by credentialed clinicians and recovery coaches, WakeUp Carolina is NOT an accredited substance use treatment facility. We operate as community advocates for those impacted by substance use.