To date, there have been over 100,000 times a teen has opted to attend meetings for support and outreach.

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Community Support

MPOWRD has been truly fortunate to have such a powerful community supporting our efforts. We thank them for their commitment to youth. Through a united effort, we can stop the momentum and destruction of addictive behavior, while providing opportunity and hope for this generation.

NOTE:  Teen Addiction Anonymous is the founding corporate name of the organization. In 2015, through the leadership of our teens, the program name was re-branded to  MPOWRD.  The founding name (Teen Addiction Anonymous) would remain as the nonprofit title, but the program extended to our youth would be centered on the results of the empowerment thus achieved.  Therefore, its name would be changed to MPOWRD.  (both programs enlisted the same curriculum with simply a change in the title)

Letters of Recommendation


Dr. Don Covey, Superintendent of Maricopa County Schools
It is with great confidence that I recommend Teen Addiction Anonymous (Teen AA) as an effective, transitional program for teens, who are part of the court system…View the entire letter



Charles Flanagan,
 Former Agency Director, Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
The Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections is currently partnering with Teen Addiction Anonymous to provide twelve step addictions programming to youth in the secure care facility and in the community on parole supervision. Youth who have participated in the Teen Addiction Anonymous program have displayed motivation… View the entire letter



Rick Miller
, President of Kids at Hope
I am honored to support the application of Teen Addiction Anonymous. I have witnessed firsthand the power of TAA and the visionary and committed leadership of Sue Rothery, its executive director… 
View the entire letter



Debi Neat
, Safe and Drug Free School Trainer, Phoenix Union High School District
I am writing this letter of support for Teen Addiction Anonymous (Teen AA) as they pursue grants and or donations to improve adolescent health and the prevention of health risk behaviors in the community…. View the entire letter



Kim Obert
, Heartbroken Parent of Kent Edwards (4/4/85 – 9/22/03)
“When did our children become expendable?” When Susan Rothery of Teen AA made that statement, an alarm went off in my head and I asked myself: When had our children become expendable? View the entire letter

NOTE: Letters of support are in reference to Teen AA’s MPOWRD program.