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TAM It!™ will return after the New Year

Oct: Fred and Robert, two dedicated fathers from The Addict's Dad, a sub-group of The Addict's Mom™ join us to talk about the ways that dads are the same, and different, in how they deal with their child's addiction.

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The Latest News from The Addict's Mom Heroes

Tree House Recovery

Help! How do I say "NO" to my struggling loved one?

Karen Willock is back to give sage advice on some 'do's and don'ts' to better help us maintain healthy boundaries, and why this is important. Listen in..

To see all Tree House YouTube content visit their channel here

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Safe Harbor Treatment 

Sometimes we just need to give ourselves grace. We do the best we can, with what we know. You are not alone.

#recovery #treatment #substanceabuse #mentalhealth #traumatreatment

The Safe Harbor staff is committed to educating and supporting families so that a plan can be made!
To learn more about treatment options start here.

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2018 Fed Up Rally

Tree House Recovery

Karen Willock, Family Counselor for TAM Hero Tree House Recovery, has returned to speak about how we, as parents, can stop blaming ourselves for our child’s addiction, and the importance of focusing on ourselves, with the knowledge that if we change positively, that change will affect our children in a positive way no matter their age. Listen in.
To see all Tree House YouTube content visit their channel here

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Safe Harbor Treatment 

Karen S., the mother of a Safe Harbor House alumnus wrote this piece, and has allowed them to share it with others who may need to feel they are not alone.
Where there is breath, there is hope. Addiction and Alcoholism impacts the family system and the proper support and education can make all the difference.

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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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