Addiction and Substance Abuse, more than any other family issue, is a deep and personal concern of mine. My many years served as a community youth worker and child protection social worker has alerted me to the increasing harm ‘addiction’ is having upon the health and well being of contemporary families. I am especially motivated and experienced in addressing the serious problem of substance abuse amongst our youth. Mediation processes can be effectively used to develop action plans that address the recovery needs of individuals and their family-at-large. As your family mediator, I will organize an Addiction Recovery Planning conference to come to terms with this issue in your family.