VOICES – Pain Into Purpose
Powerful letters written by a mother to her son, titled “Heavenly Birthday” and “My Closet”.
Shame and silence—without them, addiction couldn’t survive. Without them, addiction couldn’t thrive, couldn’t hide, couldn’t continue its deadly march forward, consuming and killing our children in droves.
As parents who love a child suffering with the disease of addiction, we may often feel fragile, but we are strong. And we are many.
Sandy Swenson chats with host Derek Talkington about her story and advocacy work, loving a child struggling with addiction, and turning pain into power. Interview begins at minute 5:14.