NEWS – Interviews

Addiction needs to be stopped before it gets started, and stopping it starts with some truths—truths about where drug use meets addiction, and where addiction meets love and life.

~ Sandy Swenson, Readings for Moms of Addicts app
12 Remarkable Moms Willing to Challenge Addiction
An Interview with Barbara Theodosiou, Founder of The Addict’s Mom
Interview With Drug Prevention Activist: Barbara Stoefen
Barbara tells her story about her daughter, Annie’s addiction and recovery. She also gives some helpful suggestions for families that are struggling.
The Joey Song – Sandra Swenson Shares Her Story
When addiction is understood as a disease, it will be treated like a disease — but this is an understanding that will happen only when those of us who love an addict stop hiding addiction as though it’s a disgrace.
The Addict and My Child: Mother’s with Addicted Children
Kirsten Haglund interviews Sandy Swenson about her experience with a son struggling with addiction and the resulting book she wrote Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children. Part Two.
The Addict and My Child: Mother’s with Addicted Children
Kirsten Haglund interviews Sandy Swenson about her experience with a son struggling with addiction and the resulting book she wrote Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children. Part Four.
The Addict and My Child: Mother’s with Addicted Children
Kirsten Haglund interviews Sandy Swenson about her experience with a son struggling with addiction and the resulting book she wrote Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children. Part Six.
A Neuroscientist Explores The Biology Of Addiction In ‘Never Enough’
Interview With Judith Grisel on Her new book is Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction.
Exclusive Interview with Author Katherine Ketcham
The Recovery Research Institute sat down with Author Katherine Ketcham to talk about her new book, The Only Life I Could Save, and how to help save a loved one from addiction.

Recovery Research Institute – News & Opinion – Apr. 30, 2018

My Son’s Battle with Meth Addiction: Beautiful Boy’s Mom Tells Her Emotional Real-Life Story.
Vicki Sheff, the mother of Nic Sheff, the meth addict played by Timothée Chalamet in Beautiful Boy, shares her perspective on her family’s struggle and the new movie.

People – Oct. 12, 2018

The Addict and My Child: Mother’s with Addicted Children
Kirsten Haglund interviews Sandy Swenson about her experience with a son struggling with addiction and the resulting book she wrote Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children. Part One.
The Addict and My Child: Mother’s with Addicted Children
Kirsten Haglund interviews Sandy Swenson about her experience with a son struggling with addiction and the resulting book she wrote Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children. Part Three.
The Addict and My Child: Mother’s with Addicted Children
Kirsten Haglund interviews Sandy Swenson about her experience with a son struggling with addiction and the resulting book she wrote Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children. Part Five.
What Advice Do You Have For Parents?
A compilation of interviews asking this question: ‘What advice do you have for parents who are concerned about their adolescent or young adult’s substance use?