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What is the “Early Morning Foundation” Addiction Treatment Youth Center?

EMF 2009 is a nonprofit organization of addicts supporting other addicts through their recovery. Our youth center focuses on teens and young adults, and connects recovering teens with peers who understand what they are going through.

Who can join the “Early Morning Foundation” Youth Center?

Our only membership requirement is that our members have a desire to quit using drugs. That said, the our Youth Center’s programs are designed for teens to share with their own peers. Addicts age 20 and older are welcome to attend EMF 2009 standard, adult-oriented meetings.

What does it cost to attend the “Early Morning Foundation” meetings?

Meetings our free, and all donations are voluntary.

Who are the “Early Morning Foundation” Youth Center facilitators?

Our facilitators are adults who volunteer to moderate our group meetings. Their job is to ensure our meetings run smoothly, and make sure everyone gets a chance to share in discussion meetings. Our facilitators are also background checked, and are active members of Narcotics Anonymous community. We do ask that parents of  EMF 2009 teen0members not become facilitators, since teens are less willing to share if their parents are facilitating.

How can the “Early Morning Foundation” Center help?

In our group meetings, teens are able to share their own struggles, learn coping strategies from each-other, and find strength in a sense of community.

I don’t believe in God. Can I still participate in the “Early Morning Foundation”?

We follo the NA program which is a spiritual program, not a religious program. We only ask that our members acknowledge a higher power, something larger and more powerful than themselves. Your higher power can be love, humanity, science, philosophy, or even the NA community.

How can the “Early Morning Foundation” help me resist cravings?

In addition to following the 12-Step Program, all new members are assigned to a“sponsor”, an experienced peer who they can call at any time if they are struggling in the recovery. Being a sponsor is part of Step 12 of our program, so we encourage our members to reach out to their sponsors whenever they need to.