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THE JOEY LETTER

My Dear Child, I miss you. I ache for you to fill your place in my life. Will I ever again feel your hug? Hear your laugh? See you proud? I don’t want...

My Child is an Addict: A Parent-to-Parent Podcast

Each week, a group of parents warmly greet each other as we meet in a townhouse office building on the east side of Manhattan in New York City. Many different groups...

College Mental Health: A Checklist For Parents

Approximately four million students will enroll in college for the first time this year, and the transition to university life can be overwhelming. Coupled with the known fact that many mental...

For The Families

“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...

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