Beyond your family: supporting
those you care about

Understand your role in providing friends and coworkers support and understanding. Learn about how to maintain healthy boundaries, intervention strategies, and available treatment options.

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Helping Friends, Coworkers, Neighbors

Addiction doesn't just impact families. Wondering how to help a friend, coworker, or neighbor struggling with substance misuse or addiction? Here, you'll find resources and guidance on navigating sensitive conversations, setting boundaries, and offering support without enabling behavior. Learn how to be a source of strength for those you care about.

Make connections

Connect with other individuals helping others that facing similar challenges, finding solidarity and shared experiences.

Understand your options

Explore the different types of treatment available, the cost of each option, and link to a comprehensive database of programs.

Get to the root causes

Gain a deeper understanding of the difficulties caused by substance misuse.

Find help

Discover PathRoot's extensive resources, connections to specialized organizations, and nationwide treatment programs.

Providing help to friends, coworkers, or neighbors

Explore the roles you can take on and how to help those you care about.


Engage with supportive community by posting questions, sharing ideas, and participating in discussions.

Ask an Expert

Get direct access to licensed therapists or experts for personalized responses and advice.


Find direct links to organizations for specialized help, therapists, or treatment programs.

Support Groups

Moderated groups on a variety of topics including addiction, intervention, and treatment options.

Live Streams

Join live streams to learn from others who have walked the same path as your family.

Learning Centers

Access a wealth of resources professionally curated on a wide variety of topics you need to know.

Peer Mentors

Connect with a peer mentor who will offer practical advice, share personal experiences and empathize with you.

Learning Tracks

Benefit from guided learning journeys tailored to your specific needs for a deeper dive.

Getting started

1. Sign Up

Join a supportive community of families going through similar challenges. Sign up to get free access to resources and updates on Pathroot's launch.

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2. Explore the Learning Centers

We guide you to information from respected sources, organize it for you, and save you time finding what you need.

3. Connect to Resources

Connect to a treatment locator and organizations that offer specialized help.

We offer comprehensive support for families and individuals, helping you navigate the complexities of addiction together.