What inspired me to write “Secret No More”

What inspired me to write “Secret No More”

When addiction first crept into our household 11 years ago, I started keeping a journal. Retreating to clean white paper became my refuge. The blank pages stared back, non-judgmental and welcoming. On their unvarnished surface I poured out my anguish, fear, confusion and shame. It was the only place – until many years later – …

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Getting educated

Getting educated

Recently my son and I were invited to help inaugurate a Family Weekend hosted by the Schnellenberger Foundation in Delray Beach, Florida.  Some might recognize this name.  In the 1970s Howard Schnellenberger was coach of the Baltimore Colts.  His son, Tim, leads the family’s effort to support recovery and to educate families afflicted by the …

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Remember the healthy ones

Remember the healthy ones

We all know addiction can affect those nearest the person with the disease.  Parents and spouses suffer mightily. But what about others in the family?  Or even close friends? One of the questions I face frequently after a book talk is, how did your daughter react? When addiction entered our household, nothing was the same.   …

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