I help moms of adult addicted loved ones find joy despite their addicted loved one's choices. As the mother of a recovering addict, and the guardian of two grandchildren, I've spent years trying to cope with this devastating disease. I used to search for others to help me, but couldn't find anyone. Now I'm focused on comforting moms, like you, by sharing hope and the information I've found along my journey.
"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.