It can be difficult for parents to find guidance and comprehensive information, all in one place, as they navigate their child’s substance use disorder. Approximately 50% of teens and young adults have tried an illegal drug and make up the largest population of individuals affected by substance use disorders. The issues surrounding how to best deal with your child’s substance use creates uncertainty and anxiety for parents who are watching their children experiment with illegal substances and possibly go on to struggle with addiction. We offer parents who are looking for a resource to better understand and deal with their child’s substance use, a comprehensive on-line platform which provides substance use education, support, and community all in one website. The platform deals with topics including prevention, diagnosis, alignment, boundaries, treatment, insurance, outpatient and residential living, sober living, and criminal and estate issues.
Introducing Recovery Education & Applied Learning, LLC (“REAL”), a new type of learning platform combining video learning and interviews, workbooks, live daily workshops with top physicians, a fully vetted library and a therapist run community. The REAL platform (RECOVERYEDUCATION.COM) is a place where parents and family members can gain valuable insight from experts, parents and children who have ﬁrst-hand experience dealing with substance use issues. This unique and progressive platform helps parents assess their child's substance use and if needed, how to make urgent, difficult, and necessary decisions required for their loved one's recovery journey.
Founder/Director of Nasdaq traded bank,
former COB of top senior care facility,
managing member of law firm.
The REAL team joined forces to offer a much-needed resource: a learning platform for parents developed by top physicians and experts in collaboration with parents sharing their experiences.
Executive leader, excels in scaling
businesses for market dominance, including
startups, private, PE-backed and public
companies with revenues up to $2.5B.
Award-winning CNN, MSNBC and Fox News
anchor, nationally recognized recovery
advocate and highly regarded public
speaker living in long-term sobriety.
An independent consultant providing chief
financial officer and financial reporting
consulting services to companies of various
sizes in a variety of industries.
Chief medical director at a renowned substance care facility. Professor of addiction at an Ivy League university. Practicing psychiatrist specializing in adolescent and young adult addiction therapy.
Specialist in marketing/sales/brand
partnerships at NBC, SONY Pictures/Music,
VP Innovations at iHeart, startup GM at
publicly traded children’s broadcasting
company, Angel investor/business
developer in startups w/exits.
Award-winning Producer/Writer/Director for Time Studios, Disney, National Geographic, NASA, Smithsonian Institution, Discovery. PBS, Brand and conservation communication consultant, Fellow and Member, Board of Directors of The Explorers Club.
Learning strategist with signiﬁcant experience in start-up environments, PhD in English with focus on student engagement and transfer of learning, learning agency founder, thought leader in L&D industry, creates award-winning D2C learning products and platform.
Veteran media executive. Prior to joining REAL, Pat’s roles included publisher of Newsweek, Fast Company and US News & World Report. Pat was also the Chief Revenue Officer of Captivate Network.
Prior to joining REAL, she was the Director of Family Services at the New York Center for Living in New York City. She provided outpatient substance abuse treatment services to adolescents, young adults and their families. Cindy obtained a BA in Psychology from Syracuse University and her MSW from Adelphi University.