Our Philosophy


The legacy of addiction, mental health, is in every American family. Addiction comes in all forms and wears many disguises, and even though you cannot always identify them, they are always all bound up in the history of the family. We know that in addiction there are no boundaries – not social, economic or political. Drugs and alcohol wrecks homes, breaks hearts, and ruins families. Substance use and abuse in kids, teenagers, and their families is an epidemic crisis. The self-destruction and violence that accompanies drug and alcohol use and abuse is more radical than ever before. Kids and teenagers are hurting, parents are desperate and families are crying out. Drugs and alcohol are at the core of almost every fatal decision kids and teenagers make.

Angels at Risk is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids, teenagers, and their families at risk for drug and alcohol use and abuse. Angels at Risk believes that when the issue of addiction is addressed very early on in life that the future of kids, teenagers, and their families can be changed forever. We know that by embracing the kid’s and teenager’s struggle that the entire family is given the gift to heal and grow together. We believe that kid and teenage drug and alcohol use and abuse can be stopped through love and education. By honoring and supporting honest communication, connection and commitment on a parent to parent, teen to teen, and parent to teen level families and communities can be restored. We know that when parents, kids and teens share together and help each other, healing occurs in their hearts and their lives and their destinies can be forever.

Angels at Risk’s core philosophy is founded on keeping families’ futures bright, paralleling the simple beauty of babyproofing at the beginning of a baby’s life. Babyproofing for mental health is the light, it creates a pure inclusion in the resume of life. Drug and alcohol prevention education as early as possible in a kid’s, teenager’s and family’s life counts, it is damage control in the biggest of ways.

Our wish is to believe that we can make a shift in the paradigm of mental health by adding prevention education under social and emotional learning in all schools, both public and private. Kids, teenagers and their families from every platform would have a chance to have a happier, healthier life in this country, in our community, and in their homes. “There’s a general philosophical idea that seems to cross all boundaries of all religions seeds were planted and there was a promise of life. Prevention education are those seeds that promise life.”
– Susie Spain, Inspired by Genesis 1:9-1:13


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