VOICES – All Those Soul-Crushing Feelings

Dear pillow, sorry for all the tears.

~ Anonymous
All Those Sould-Crushing Feelings - heart with bandaids
Susan Burrowes

A Future You

“It’s your last chance,” the therapist had warned us. “She’s sixteen. Soon you won’t be able to make decisions about her health.”
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Joanne Richards

Beyond Fear: A Mother’s Path to Peace, Love, and Gratitude

NEW THIS WEEK How to tame the fear when the beast is our own child’s addiction.
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Lorelie Rozzano

Dear Mom: Don’t Lose Hope

Dear Mom, addiction has nothing to do with the love between a mother and child.
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Sandy Swenson

Let the Guilt Go

We do the best we can when raising our children, but when things go wrong, everything we’ve ever done becomes fodder for the fire of maternal guilt.
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Sandy Swenson

Set Us All Free

NEW THIS WEEK The truth set me free. The truth set us all free.
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Sarah McDade

The Gift of No Shame

Who carries shame in the world of addiction? Is it the sick one or families, or both? What does shame feel like? And how can you find the gift of NO SHAME?
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Julie Neale

The Struggle to Be Right-Sized In Your Addict’s Life

My first response was denial. One would think I knew better considering the family I came from, but as Melody Beattie says, “Denial is the shock absorber for the soul.”
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Sandy Swenson

Let’s Talk podcast with host William Moyers

Sandy Swenson talks with host William Moyers about how the distinction between her son and the disease changed everything.
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Victoria Stith

Pain vs Suffering

As the mom of an addicted child, is it possible to find peace of mind and freedom from suffering? Listen in as Victoria Stith tells you how.
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Victoria Stith

The Difference between Guilt and “Feeling Guilty”

Listen in as Victoria Stith shares techniques for recognizing and managing some very difficult emotions​.
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Sandy Swenson

Being the Mom of an Addict

Once upon I was just a regular mom. And then I had to figure out how to be the mom of an addict.
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Julie Neale

Recovery: ‘The Tough Road’

We are called to love our children unconditionally, but the question became what does love look like in this situation, in dealing with someone in the throes of addiction?
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Sandy Swenson

To Be The Mom of An Addicted Child

An interview with Sandy Swenson by the creators of ‘ASK: Can Love Survive Addiction and Co-Dependency?’ documentary.
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