Walking Through the Fear of Our Messes

I used to think I was the only one amongst my friends, neighbors, co-workers that was dealing with addiction in my own family. Over time, I came to learn that this simply was not true. Did you know that according to the United States surgeon general, 1 in 7 people in the USA will experience Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in their lifetime? And sadly, only 10% of them will receive treatment. My family looked like the All-American middle-class family living in the suburbs of Hous

Grieving The Death Of My Son

This post is going to start out rather sad and harsh, but stick with me and hopefully I can offer some light and hope to someone out there struggling with a loved one with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). My journey began in 2006. This was the year that I had to face the fact that my #BeautifulBoy had a real problem with substance abuse. However, little did I know at that time, this was only the tip of the iceberg and things would get much worse. It was August 14, 2006, and I wa