PHP is now a national nonprofit organization with two chapters in Oklahoma — Edmond and Norman.
Pat and Vickie will never forget the dark hours when they desperately needed help and did not know where to turn.
Because of that, Pat established a local crisis helpline, 642-8198, available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. year-round, which averages 300 calls per year.
In the '90s, parents were not as informed and educated about recognizing and treating substance abuse.
It is now 2012, and if you are concerned, Parents Helping Parents is a place to begin.
The Nichols' son is now 35 and in recovery.
Charlotte Lankard is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.