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  • Writer's pictureKirsten Banks, LPC, CPCS, CAI, CIP


Parent Recovery Network or "PRN" is a FREE support group for parents or grandparents who have kids of any age who suffer with Substance Use Disorder.

In the field of medicine PRN is an acronym for the Latin phrase pro re nata, which means "as needed" or as needed when circumstances arise"

Parent Recovery Network is an anonymous support group (like Alanon) for parents of children who suffer with substance use disorder. Upon discovering their child’s substance use, parents often struggle with feelings of shock, denial, and even intense anger and rage. PRN is there to help parents navigate through this emotional storm by providing friendship as well as resources and education on addiction and treatment options. Our goal is to empower parents to stay out of the cycle of guilt, regret and shame. What makes PRN unique is that it is often Parent led by parents that have been or are currently in similar situations. The Parents of PRN utilize each other for support and real life experience. There is never any judgement or expectations, which goes back to the "take as needed" philosophy. With understanding, care and compassion, the “experienced” PRN families are there to help you take the initial step towards your own recovery.

PRN meets every Thursday from 7pm - 9pm. Currently, they meet in person AND on a simultaneous ZOOM for those that find it easier to join virtually. The group also has a "super secret" Private Facebook group where parents can lean on the group for real time feedback and support.

The group also has frequent professional facilitation from Kirsten Banks, MA, LPC, CAI.

~ Meet Kirsten...

Kirsten is a Georgia State Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Certified Interventionist, and a Certified PC Trauma Therapist. She has worked in the addiction field for over 19 years and specializes in addiction, codependency, trauma, as well as family and couples in recovery counseling.

Kirsten earned her BA and BS degrees in Sociology and a minor in Rehabilitative Services in Women’s Studies from the University of Florida in 1998. In addition, in 2005, she earned her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University. Kirsten is the founder of Therapeutic Recovery Network. TRN uses a network approach to facilitate the necessary services for each individual in the family. This collaborative approach allows them to assess and develop a plan for individuals and families to find their path to healing. Their mission is to provide concierge-level support efficiently and effectively for whole family healing and change. In addition to her work as a therapist and interventionist, Kirsten has had extensive community involvement in the local area to help combat the impact of drug addiction on the community. Kirsten developed and facilitates a local support group and online support community called Parent Recovery Network (PRN) for parents and grandparents of children of all ages who have any type of addiction.

Whether your son or daughter is in active addiction or in recovery, this is the group for you. Come join us! Help yourself, and help others.

For information on how to connect with PRN call 404.426.7612 or email

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