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Interviewed by Cathy Hull Taughinbaugh on 'The Joey Song: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction'

Posted by Sandy Swenson on September 29, 2014 at 8:36pm 0 Comments

"...But, as it turns out, my story, like so many others, is a story without closure. So, I started to write the book I so desperately needed to read; I started to write 'The Joey Song' for parents like me, parents whose beloved children remain in active addiction. For parents living in the place where love and addiction meet—a place where help enables and hope hurts. For parents trying to figure out the difference between helping their child to live and helping him to die. For parents…


Don't talk. Don't trust. Don't feel. Unspoken rules in homes of the addicted.

Posted by Lorelie Rozzano on September 29, 2014 at 9:23pm 0 Comments

Children who grow up in homes with addiction learn early not to rock the boat. There are rules. They aren't spoken, but there, nevertheless. Rules like:

Don't talk.

Don't trust.…


Are you being manipulated by addiction?

Posted by Lorelie Rozzano on September 30, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Those of us who struggle with addiction know one thing for sure. How to manipulate! As a child growing up in an alcoholic home, I earned my masters degree in the art of manipulation. It was my job - at least I thought it was and I took it on - to keep the peace in my family.…




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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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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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