A Letter from the President
Growing up, my mother often used to say, “Little children, little problems. Bigger children, bigger problems.” During my 28-year judicial career, I understood.
As our kids grow older, their problems often escalate. We now know that young adults (ages 18-25) face problems unique to this age group. They are more underserved and at risk for depression, suicidal ideation, serious mental illness, and substance abuse/misuse and addiction.
Parents, grandparents, and caregivers of these kids often lack the knowledge and understanding of these young adults’ choices, problems, and behaviors.
The RESTORE Foundation and Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities (The Alliance) have partnered to aggressively address the problems of young adults. We have created a young adult (ages 18-25) drug prevention, treatment, and wellness network.
This will include a social network-based outreach giving a voice to their concerns.
We will provide step-by-step guides for parents, grandparents, and caregivers to help them better understand in dealing with young adults’ issues and problems. No longer will a grieving parent lament, “If only I had known … “
Judge Edward Sosnick (Ret.)
President, The RESTORE Foundation