Interview by Cathy Taughinbaugh
Dec03

Interview by Cathy Taughinbaugh

    Many thanks to Cathy Taughinbaugh for the wonderful interview that recently posted on her website! Please check it out below, and also peruse Cathy’s website. She is a certified parent coach and a tremendous resource for families that are struggling with addiction. Here’s the interview: “It is my great pleasure to welcome Barbara Stoefen. In this interview, Barbara tells her story, shares how she made...

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Interview with BreakingTheCycles.com
Aug28

Interview with BreakingTheCycles.com

I was honored to recently be interviewed by the remarkable Lisa Frederiksen at BreakingTheCycles.com. Please check out her website and the great work that Lisa is doing. She has published several books, and has established herself as an expert in the field of addiction. Here’s the interview: “I recently finished reading Barbara Cofer Stoefen’s book, “A Very Fine House, a Mother’s Story of Love, Faith, and...

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Can We Protect Our Children From Addiction?
Aug05

Can We Protect Our Children From Addiction?

This article was previously published at addiction.com under a different title. Ten years ago, my college-age daughter fell into addiction’s arms, taking our family on a ride through hell. At the time, it was unthinkable that a child of mine could become addicted to methamphetamine. I mean, that didn’t happen to “nice” people, right? To my way of thinking, addiction happened to other people — people who couldn’t control their lives or...

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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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Everything I Need to Know About Life I Learned From Drug Addicts
Apr20

Everything I Need to Know About Life I Learned From Drug Addicts

    This article was first published on my blogspot at addiction.com Twenty-five years ago a runaway NY Times bestseller took America by storm. Titled, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” author Robert Fulghum enchanted his readers with new insights on everyday living. He explored the profound wisdom of following the simple rules of living most of us are taught at an early age: Play fair Don’t hit people...

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Recovery Today Magazine – article
Apr15

Recovery Today Magazine – article

I’m thrilled to have an article published today in the April issue of Recovery Today Magazine. You can click here to download a free copy of the entire digital version of the magazine, or read the article below. A Very Fine House I often tell people ours was the family to which this could never happen. Meth addiction? No way. That couldn’t happen in our family. Meth was something that happened to other people. It was “over...

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