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“This was written by someone I met a few weeks back who prefers to remain anonymous..” ~Patricia I’m sending you this letter because I’ve read some of the articles in The Sober...

IF YOU LOVE ME: A MOTHER’S JOURNEY THROUGH HER DAUGHTER’S OPIOID ADDICTION

When enough really crappy things occur in your life, and you somehow survive them, people start to tell you that you should write a book. You think they are joking but...
MIDLIFE: THE FORGOTTEN FRONTIER

Midlife: The Forgotten Frontier

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses...

LIVING BEYOND: FATHERHOOD – EMBRACING AND SUPPORTING A CHILD STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION

The burden of addiction is challenging enough, but when your child has an addiction, the burden goes well beyond explanation. Fatherhood should be a time of joy, happiness, development, and when...

THE CALL NO PARENT WANTS TO GET

On March 30, 2018, my husband and I were out of town when we got the call no parent ever wants to get. After not hearing back from my 19-year-old daughter...

UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION IS NOT ENOUGH- AFFIRMING YOUR LGBTQI CHILD MAY SAVE THEIR LIFE

As a parent or family member who has dealt with addiction in the family, or more specifically, if you have dealt with your child’s addiction, you might ask yourself, isn’t understanding...

ADDICTION-WHERE WERE THE PARENTS?!

I see the comment so often when it comes to addiction. “Where were the parents?”. That REALLY infuriates me. It adds to the stigma that is already present and a big...

A MOTHER’S SECRET HOPE

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Let her hope for you be the hope you see for yourself...

THE THREE MOST POWERFUL WORDS IN ANY RELATIONSHIP: “I TRUST YOU”

The cornerstone of all effective relationships is trust. When we think of verbs that often accompany trust, they tend to be words like ‘earned’ or ‘established’. Few words can indicate a...

THIS YEAR, ASK MOMS HOW TO LOVE

At this moment in history, when we are undergoing a re-examination of what male leadership has looked like, it is fitting to examine how many of our policies have reflected not...

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