Lights Of Hope 2018. Making a difference one light at a time.

We are so excited, once again to be coordinating our "Lights of Hope 2018". This is one of TAM’s biggest event of the year. We are in the planning stages and we are so blessed be a “part of” this amazing event. The Addicts Mom’s hosts this event each year to help raise awareness to the disease of addiction, to honor those that are in recovery, and to commemorate the lives of those that we have lost to this horrendous disease. It is time to start our planning. We would like to invite all that want to also be a part of this event to join our TAM Lights of Hope Public Page to stay informed of dates, times, and events taking place in your area.

We have also started our closed group for 2018, where planning individual events will happen.  Join here for ideas and networking with others in your area: 2018 Lights Of Hope Facebook Group;

We need the help of many to make this happen, we hope that you will consider joining us this year and hosting an event in your area.

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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 About Barbara's Award



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."


In 2017 TAM was off the the Races!

The Addict's Mom's race car

March 2017

TAM is off to the races! As a child, TAM member Sherry McKnight spent hours watching her father speed around the track in his race car at historic Bowman Grey Stadium in Winston Salem, North Carolina. When Sherry learned that family friend Billy Gregg, an expert short track driver, needed a sponsor, she decided to contribute the fee. TAM founder, Barbara Theodosiou, gladly gave permission for Billy to display “The Addict’s Mom” logo on the hood of his sleek car!  

Read the full story here

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.

The newest TAM quilt was displayed 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


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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 95,000 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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