The Price of Admission, The Gift of Desperation, The Grace of God

Almost daily I have at least one person that reaches out to me for help regarding a loved-one who is struggling with #SubstanceUseDisorder (SUD). The number of individuals and families being impacted by SUD is overwhelming. I have literally spoken to hundreds of family members over the last year. Some solicit my services and involvement in intervention and treatment placement, others listen but never take action. But there is ONE special mom and her son that will always stand

Don't Wait for Rock Bottom

Many who are struggling with a loved one with #SubstanceUseDisorder (SUD) have such misconceptions of what #intervention is and is not. And in my experience, most people grossly underestimate the value of intervention. You see, I was in the throes of dealing with two sons with SUD for well over a decade and never even considered the thought of hiring a professional #interventionist. I often wonder now, if we would have had the assistance of a professional interventionist woul

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