Gail Strobehn-Simmons is the Founder of JOINT ACTIONS, a group dedicated to helping families struggling with Substance Use Disorders. Locally, Gail has volunteered with The Addict's Mom - Oregon Chapter, and Oregon City Together. The Honorable Judge Katherine Steele, Circuit Court Judge in Clackamas County since 2007, invited Gail to be a Guest Speaker for the Graduating Drug Court Class of 2013. “It was difficult professing my son’s addiction to the public, but healing,” Ms. Simmons declared after the ceremony.
In Tennessee, Gail works with Rhonda Coffey, the Founder of The Addicts Family. On a national level she has dedicated her time and skills to The Addict's Mom, and their Founder, Barbara Theodosiou. Gail is the owner of GmS DeZigns, and has offered her services to numerous Organizations fighting this battle.
Gail struggled for 16 years trying to help her son as he fought the Demons of Addiction. Addiction is a Disease. Yes, she felt Shame- Yes, she did Blame - no more!
Her most important role in life right NOW is being a GRANDMA. Five times over. Making sure these precious children - including yours - have every resource available to help them to not take that fork in the road leading to a life of substance use. Making families feel STIGMA or SHAME is never her approach. " If you feel your child has gone off track - let’s get them back on track." .Come listen with an Open Heart - and an Open Mind - as Our Team shares their stories. Are you a Parent or Community Member interested in helping to keep our kids DRUG FREE? Come share your resources-share your thoughts during our workshop.