If you're the mom of addicted loved one and need help understand what's happening to your child, or how to recovery from the addiction chaos, join us here for support. As the mother of a recovering addict, I've spent years trying to cope with this devastating disease. I used to search for others to help me, but couldn't find what I was looking for. Now I'm focused on comforting moms, like you, by sharing what I needed -- bringing you hope and a way to recapture you.
Learn how to love your child through his or her addiction. Connectivity is the antidote to addiction, not isolation.
Pam is the Director of Thrive! Family Support at Breakthrough Ministries,
She's a certified Family Recovery Coach www.pamlanhart.com
Pam she is also the author at 'Praying Our Loved One Home - Daily Prayers for Prodigals'
Discover how she learned to radically love her son during his addiction, so you can learn how to love your child too!
Listen to how she chose life!
What does an interventionist do?
What's the most difficult part of facilitating an intervention?
Why are addicted loved ones opposed to getting into recovery?
Go to: NewmanInterventions.com for your free 25 Tips for a Successful Intervention and Letter Writing Guide
Living in your purpose can help you focus on something different than your addicted loved one. 👉👉When you can focus on your life and what you’re passionate about, you can live a life that you can control. 👉👉 Learn how to focus on you and your purpose.
1. How often are you able to talk to a person in prison?
2. How do you send him money?
3. Can you send him books or other information?
4. Does he ‘live’ with someone else in his cell?
5. When can they get ‘privileges?’
6. What does his typical day look like?
If you're a grandma parenting grandchildren, you're not alone. Over 3 million women are parenting children again.
Tune into this Interview with Nancy Kling, Founder of Behavior Plus, and start transforming your parenting journey into a more peaceful one.
She's the author of The Cup Kid: Parenting a Child with Meltdowns and I’m A Cup Kid, The Workbook
Nancy has worked with children with challenging behavior since 1992, and loves teaching parents and teachers how to become the agent of change for their children.
Utilizing her strong behavioral training, experience, and the Nurtured Heart Approach, she can help you strengthen your relationship with your grandchildren, improve their behavior, and restore the peace and joy you desire!
For Nancy's FREE Behavior Handout, please write to her at: Nancy@BehaviorPlus.com
Since she was a little girl, Anne Lowell has been fascinated by the mind, body, and the brain. She studied Kinesiology at the University of Michigan, has over 1500 hours studying and teaching meditation, yoga, and mindfulness, and has a background in massage therapy for chronic pain and mental health.
She's the energy behind Evolved Mind, LLC, which is dedicated to helping smart and successful people from all walks of life and from all over the country to feel at ease amidst the chaos of life. A cornerstone of her mindfulness teaching and coaching is that well-being is a skill, and it starts by training the mind.
Today, she’s going to share her personal RAIN Technique to help you train your mind to LET GO of the chaos in your life.
https://annelowell.com "I help people feel CALM amidst the CHAOS of life."
Moms of addicted loved ones need support and tools to help them recover from the family disease of addiction. Author Mary Dolor shares a transformative approach to helping moms heal by sharing a story and asking readers to journal answers to questions. Learn about Neuroplasticity and meta cognition and how they help promote positive thoughts.
One reader said: I wept as I read about her pain, as it was so easy to relate to the hopelessness and helplessness one feels when dealing with family members suffering this affliction. I believe others will take comfort from her insight knowing they are not alone and can use the techniques she used to heal the deep trauma on themselves and in their families! The message of hope resounds.
How does one mom cope surrounded by almost ten years of addiction in her life?
The prayer that changed her journey:
Lord God, Please walk with Adam. I beg you to captivate his heart, take over his mind, & invade his soul. He needs his Heavenly Father more than ever to show him the way. With confidence, I thank you Lord Adam’s Mommy
OARS - Learn what this acronym stands for and how implementing it can change your relationship with you ALO.
Communicare is my made-up word for communicating that you care. Learn how to validate your child's feelings.
"You can change your family Tree with One Branch," Steve Makofka
How do you let go of your addicted child without losing hope?
Author of, "Family Recovery, Build the Family you Need with the People you Already Have.
Dr. Lynn Payne, Broken Roads addiction counselor in Anderson, Indiana, shares her experience as the mother of an addicted loved one and as an addiction counselor.
If you're looking for a counselor, feel free to call Lynn at (765) 661-0149. Lynn does video-conferencing too.
Hindsight in any hardship is 20/20. We often see things differently after we've been through a crisis.
Listen to one mom talk about what she would do differently with her teen addict. Keep in mind that how we parent a teenager who's struggling with addiction is different than how we treat an adult addict.
If you’re a Grandparent raising your grandchildren because of addiction, you have a tough tow. Often times you don’t know what to say to the children. They feel abandoned by their parents. They’re ashamed. Some even think it’s their fault. What do you say?
Interview with recovering addict and author, Willow Green, who wrote the book, "I'm Sober, Now What? Moving through the fear, anxiety, and humility of LIFE, on Life's terms."
For a free download of INSIDE THE MIND of an ADDICT, go to GroovyWillowGreen.com or this link: https://bit.ly/38abLvc
Moms of addicted loved ones worry they'll get the call that their addicted loved ones overdosed. They live in fear every day. How do they find peace in their lives when they're in constant turmoil?
Meet Clare Cory, licensed psychologist, who's worked in the field of addiction recovery for more than thirty years. Listen to her answers on addiction, boundaries, and the fear of an addiction overdose.
How do moms get through the holidays and pretend that everything is okay when her child is actively using a mind-altering substance?
Do they invite their addicted child to their holiday event? What about Christmas? Should they give their addicted child a gift?
Meet Dre, a 24 year old woman who's a 16 month recovering addict. Find hope and the raw details on her perspective of spending the holidays with an addict. She was addicted to opioids, heroine and meth for nine years. Hear her truth about the mind of an addict.
Find ways to get through the pain of loss during a family time that should be filled with laughter and love.
Join the facebook group: MomsLettingGo
Download the free ebook at: MomsLettingGo.com
Learn the first three steps in the 12 steps of recovery. Even though moms aren’t addicted to drugs or alcohol, we are often obsessed with worry and fear. If we learn the first three steps in recovery, we will find hope.
Name your limits, tune in to your feelings, be direct, give yourself permission, practice self-awareness, consider your past and present, make self care a priority, seek support, be assertive, and start small.
Confrontation is the arch enemy of motivation. Understanding and appreciating why your loved one does what she, or he, does will help you have more empathy and identify how you can modify your behavior, your relationship, and her environment, so you can help to support long-term change.
Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up. Your child is worth the fight. Sometimes we have to let go of what’s killing us even if it’s killing us to let go. If you don’t make time for your own wellness you will be forced to make time for your illness.
SELF CARE ensures there will be something healthy remaining for the recovering addict to return to.
There’s nothing COLD about it.
LETTING GO is tough. It's a long walk through the hottest fires of hell.
This episode was inspired by Sandy Swenson
Don't wait until your addicted loved-one is ready for rehab. Take time now to research the differences, so when the moment arrives you're ready. Time is crucial. When your ALO is ready for rehab, you must move quickly.
Are you enabling your addicted loved-one? This is a prayer and a checklist for you to reflect upon. You can’t change unless you’re aware there is a problem. Enabling allows our adult children to continue their unacceptable behavior.