Mother and Daughter

The Power of Grieving

It is never easy to admit you need help as a parent.  Somehow, we think we should innately know how to parent well.  So, when I made the decision to attend my first Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meeting, it was many years later than it should have been.My daughter started drinking and using

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Wendi’s Story

I’ve never gone to jail. I’ve never had a DUI. My husband has never left me. My children have never been taken away. But I WAS guilty of the actions that warranted these consequences. I think this lack of consequences allowed me to sit in my internal chaos a little longer. I started drinking early

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Writing a New Story

The little girl was as cute as they come. About 2 years old, she sat up in her stroller laughing and waving at everyone in sight.     Her carriage was decorated with bright ribbons and a balloon, and on the front was a homemade sign dedicated to “Daddy.” Everyone who saw her couldn’t help but

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