UNITE to Face Addiction
Sep30

UNITE to Face Addiction

This article was previously published in addiction.com On October 4, 2015, America is going to experience an event with the potential to change the world. On this day, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., will be the convergence of a force so powerful that mammoth change may become possible. And I get to be there! “Change the world?” you may ask. What could possibly be that big? What one thing in this country is so big that...

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Dispel the Darkness of Addiction
Aug31

Dispel the Darkness of Addiction

Cultures around the world have been lighting candles for millennia in order to bless, celebrate or remember a person, place or event. We light candles in cathedrals and temples, in neighborhood churches and synagogues, during Christmas Advent and the eight days of Hanukkah. Candles are used to celebrate new life… as well as the passing of a life. We have birthday cake candles, candlelight dinners, candle lit vigils and processionals,...

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Meth Addiction in the Family
Jul29

Meth Addiction in the Family

    Enjoyed the opportunity to tell my story on a recent radio interview with KTAR News in Phoenix. It was Pat McMahon’s, The God Show. I talk about Annie’s meth addiction, how I learned she was using meth, and how I learned to let go. If you’d like to listen in, click here for the...

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An Unexpected Gift for Mother’s Day
Jun11

An Unexpected Gift for Mother’s Day

(This article was first posted on addiction.com on Mother’s Day.) It was the first Mother’s Day since my daughter’s return home from treatment six months before. My son was away at college, so this would be a mother-daughter Mother’s Day, the first after many years apart. I was expectant and ready, with visions of adoration, breakfast in bed and a marching band coming through the house. It would finally be my turn. My turn to...

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The Miracle of Recovery
May18

The Miracle of Recovery

  (This blog was first posted on my blogspot at addiction.com)   This morning my friend Archie sent me a very special email, announcing that he and his wife, Liz, just signed papers for their first house. New-home ownership is a thrill for anyone, but especially so for Archie — such a scenario would’ve once been impossible for him. Archie used to be a street addict. He was also a career criminal, known to every police...

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