Recovery Month from An Aunt’s View

My nephew, Ryan, and his girlfriend, Lauren, met on the streets of Dallas, Texas where both were homeless and shooting up heroin whenever they could get it. They were two attractive, blonde, privileged kids from upper middle class homes–bright and well-educated. Their parents and extended families loved them deeply, but could not tolerate their behavior.…

A Parent’s Love and Hard Work – Her Encouragement to YOU

“As a parent of a young man in Recovery, I can say with confidence that it feels good to have hope again. There were times when it was all we could do as parents to face the day, knowing that our son was in the fight of his life. But with love, encouragement and some…

Howard County Story of Hope and Possibilities

“Listen, nothing in life is ever perfect. Nothing ever goes as we want it to. So is life in Recovery. It is filled with ups and downs, emotions crawling to the surface that used to be numb, buried. Anyway you see it, Recovery is a journey. It’s a struggle to fight each day but the…

A Parent’s Back to School Thoughts

Like so many of you, my family has been focused on the end-of-summer rites of passage‚Ķback to school shopping, first day of school photos, life revving  up into high gear again. Buses and car pools, PTA meetings, after-school activities, the list goes on. Kids and parents alike are both excited and stressed. For those transitioning…