Parents And Addicts In Need was created in 2009. Many services are provided in the area.


PAIN, or Parents And Addicts In Need, is a non-profit organization located in Fresno, California. It is a non-profit organization that specializes in rehabilitation services and support for substance users and their families.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused financial damage to many businesses in the United  States in 2020. The negative economic effects have been intolerable in some cases. Some businesses have had to close their doors. Many non-profit organizations depend on contributions from area businesses to be able to help others in need.

The above video was created by Mr. Flindt Anderson, who began this organization in 2009.


PAIN was founded in 2009 in Fresno, California. Their unique program focuses on family support services, while effectively navigating an individual’s the road to sobriety with proper and personalized help. They provide family consulting, as well.

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No one needs suffer alone. PAIN is there to help those in need.

PAIN facilitates support groups and reach out to area communities through speaking at schools, community service groups and town hall meetings.

Through extensive community partnerships and resources, they help drug and/or alcohol users get the resources needed to begin and maintain their rehabilitation process.


It can be difficult to know whether or not someone close to you is abusing drugs or alcohol. This is particularly true when school or work can take them out of one’s daily life. If those close (family and/or loved ones) are concerned that a child may be suffering from addiction or alcoholism, consider the major indicators discussed here as a warning sign. And, then learn what one can do about it.

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Don’t Hide the Scars is one of slogans used in speaking engagements to the public, in schools, and other locations in the area.

Nearly everyone who becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol gives off some to several signs of this addiction. However, all of these signs can be boiled down to three major areas: physical changes, emotional changes, and social changes. Of course, some signs of substance abuse and addiction vary depending on the type of substance being used.

PAIN has broken down the signs of abuse and withdrawal symptoms below for each of the major drug types. Of course, providing such a service to all those in need is costly. Therefore, anyone reading here who may be able to help us continue helping those in need may make contact to PAIN, directly.


Since 2009, Parents and Addicts In Need (PAIN) has helped thousands of California residents find help for those and their families who are struggling with substance abuse. COVID-19 and the Shelter In Place mandates create a very unique and potentially devastating obstacle for those who are in substance recovery.

Two of the biggest “triggers” for substance abuse relapse are boredom, and isolation.  We provide weekly family support services, interventions, counseling sessions, and information and guidance for those on the long journey to substance abuse recovery.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, they rely upon grants, endowments, fundraisers and most of all individual contributions from people to help fund the work they do. With everyone sheltered in place, the need for services has  increased, but the ability to financially support the work done by holding fundraisers is now nonexistent.

PAIN appreciates any help anyone may provide.


There are a number of ways to contribute to PAIN. GoFundMe is one way. If one wishes to mail a check, please do so by sending it to: PAIN / 83 E. Shaw Avenue, Suite 202, Fresno, CA, 93710. Vehicle donations are also accepted. Please contact via telephone at: 559-579-1551. Or, one may email at: [email protected] Office hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

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Since 2009, Parents And Addicts In Need has provided a myriad of services to help many to succeed on the road to recovery from alcohol and drugs.

If one or someone one loves is in need, please make contact to the information provided above. Thank you all for taking the time to help this organization. Also, as mentioned, if help is requested, prompt service is provided. Please visit this website:

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