Tag Archives: substance abuse

☼ Dear Joey: A Love Letter To My Son The Addict

Dear Joey, 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 you to be an addict. I don’t want … Continue reading

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Double Edge Sword.

  Addiction is a disease like none other. A double edge sword. It tears families apart. It bonds strangers forever. I never wanted to play this role in life. I was happy being a NICU nurse. Helping families cope with … Continue reading

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Redemption And Freedom

I was still determined, at that point, to believe that she was going to beat her addiction and that I, of course, would be the glorious savior she would spend the rest of her life thanking, handing me my redemption on a silver platter. Continue reading

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I CAN REMEMBER

    An excerpt from S.O.B.E.R.* written by a mother and son An acronym for Son Of a Bitch Everything’s Real Anita When we arrived at the family treatment program, I finally started to understand and believe that addiction is … Continue reading

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To Be The Mom Of An Addict

Addiction is a disease, but not even the professionals have it all figured out yet — and they aren’t trying to figure it out while in a blind panic, running through the fires of hell with fears and dreams and maternal instincts tripping them up. Continue reading

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Reflections From A Warrior Mom

Reflecting on why I’m on this train heading to DC instead of spending a lazy Saturday morning at home. Thinking about the past 20 months and 14 days and this life altering journey I’ve begun. Remembering my son, Matt and … Continue reading

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Director Of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is Coming to InTheRooms.com — I Love Recovery Cafe

To access this event you will need an account with InTheRooms. Once you’re logged in, on the day of the event, the Special Events video room will be open. We are honored to announce that the White House Director of … Continue reading

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At the end of the day…

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The Beginning, by Katie Donovan

My name is Katie….and I am the mother of an addict. I tell you this so you know I understand. I have been there. I am still here! I know your pain, your constant fear, your struggle to get out … Continue reading

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Detach With Love

  Whenever life takes a nasty turn I try to ask myself how did I contribute toward it? Don’t get me wrong, I’m neither a victim nor am I (any longer) the over responsible person who must blame themselves for … Continue reading

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