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Recipient of the 2016
"White House Champion Of Change Award"

“The Addict’s Mom” has extraordinary news! President Obama has selected our Barbara Theodosiou as a recipient of a White House Champion Of Change award! Moms, thanks to your nominations, Barbara, and her work with “The Addict’s Mom” is being recognized for “doing extraordinary things to make a difference in her community.” President Obama honors ordinary citizens who have the “passion and belief in their cause to work at the grass-roots level to create reforms.”Read More

Never underestimate the resolve and love of a mother fighting for her child

From their kitchen tables to the Roosevelt Room in the West Wing of the White House; On September 19, 2016 The Addict's Mom  Executive Director Leisha Underwood and TAM Marketing Director Michelle Jaskulski met with Drug Czar Michael Botticelli, who called the meeting to listen firsthand to the voices of parents battling substance use disorders within their own families.

Upon meeting with Director of the Office of National Drug Control policy Michael Botticelli at the White House, Underwood described how important the opportunity was to her. “Nobody is more determined or more affected by the disease of addiction than a mother," she said. "Nobody will ever fight harder to save a child. The societal stigma and misunderstanding experienced by mothers simply trying to save their children can be crippling. We are proud and honored to be heard by this administration."

Jessica Ward's Beautiful Quilt

The TAM quilt symbolizes the unity of a group of determined women, led by the re-markable Barbara Theodosiou, whose own beloved boy died this year. TAM moms stand united against the disease of addiction, united against the stigma of addiction, and united against the mistreatment of our children by the broken Mental health and prison systems. TAM moms stand united and undefeated as they “Share without Shame” the moment-by-moment agony of being the mother of a child suffering from addiction.

Kelli Pierson displayed the newest TAM quilt to a crowd of thousands on the main stage of the Fed Up Rally on September 18, 2016. Using squares submitted by over 500 TAM members, the quilt is a varied composite of three different colored squares; red for a child currently in active addiction, white for a family member now in recovery, and black in memory of a loved one lost to this dreadful disease. Dedicated to Barbara in memory of her son, Daniel Montalbano, who lost his struggle with addiction, the TAM quilt is a symbol of honor, celebration, and poignant remembrance to those now gone.

Thank you Autumn Young for the video! See more pictures HERE

2016 Lights of Hope Events

TAM members hosted over 100 Lights of Hope events nationwide.

In communities across the country, members of The Addict’s Mom (TAM) lit beacons of awareness to mark the passing of National Recovery Month in September, 2016. TAM members hosted over 100 Lights of Hope events nationwide. Held in homes, public parks, city and county offices and other public meeting places, the Lights of Hope events combined walks and gatherings to honor the memory of lost loved ones with a candle lighting ceremony to help raise awareness. Reflecting the TAM quilt, the candles lit were red, white and black to mark those in active addiction, those in recovery, and those tragically lost. An annual event put on by The Addict’s Mom, Lights of Hope continues to grow both in number and attendance each year. We are so very grateful to our members who held these events helping to raise awareness across the country. See the 2016 Lights of Hope Video here

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Introduction

Welcome to The Addict's Mom. This is a safe place to Share Without Shame. If you are new here this is the place to introduce yourself and share how you came to find yourself here. Share Your Story.

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Supportive Resources

If you have questions about Rehabs, Detox, Recovery Houses, Sober Living in your area please share your questions, concerns and support here. Someone will get back to you with helpful resources as soon as humanly possible.

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The Addict's Mom Events, Rallies & Support Groups

This is the place to post any Events, Rallies and Support Groups you have going on in your area. Share your Events here.

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Need to Vent, Cry, or Need a Listening Ear? This is the place to do it. We are here for you to support you through your journey as an Addict's Mom.

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Friends of The Addict's Mom

The Addict’s Mom would like to invite licensed professionals and institutions in the field of addiction and mental health to apply as a resource in the Professionals For the Addict’s Mom directory. Because TAM has over 70,000 members, Professionals for the Addict’s Mom, has an extensive audience. TAM will evaluate your services and credentials to determine if you are an appropriate fit for our Directory. To learn more PLEASE CLICK HERE.

 

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