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“Author discusses son’s addiction in relation to the Jewish community,” Jewish Journal

“Author discusses son’s addiction in relation to the Jewish community,” Jewish Journal

Author Lisa Hillman discussed her book “Secret No More: A True Story of Hope for Parents with an Addicted Child” in three separate programs for rabbis, high school students and general audiences that took place recently in Boca Raton. Hillman and her son Jacob, a former substance abuse addict, each shared their personal stories of coping …

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“The Meg Robinson Show,” Podcast

“The Meg Robinson Show,” Podcast

Lisa and Dick Hillman share their family’s compelling story of struggle, secrets and healing. The interview, “One Family’s Journey Through Addiction,” can be accessed on iTunes and Google Play.  

WRNR Interview, “LifeLines: A Bridge to Recovery”

WRNR Interview, “LifeLines: A Bridge to Recovery”

With LifeLines: A Bridge to Recovery, WRNR is putting the spotlight on the opioid epidemic that is plaguing our community. In this inaugural episode, host Rob Timm is joined in studio by Barry Meisenberg MD of Anne Arundel Medical Center; Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney Wes Adams; Angel Traynor, Executive Director of Serenity Sistas Recovery …

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“My Son’s Opioid Addiction Made Me Feel Like A Failure On Yom Kippur,” Forward

“My Son’s Opioid Addiction Made Me Feel Like A Failure On Yom Kippur,” Forward

On the morning of Yom Kippur our rabbi says a prayer for children. He asks parents to stand with their sons and daughters, regardless of age. Parents place their hands on their child and repeat the threefold ancient blessing. May God bless and protect you; May God cause His face to shine upon you and …

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WCAI (NPR), Interview with Lisa Hillman

WCAI (NPR), Interview with Lisa Hillman

Addiction and overdose are among the most serious social and health issues facing our country today. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called drug overdose deaths “the top lethal issue” in the U.S. with preliminary data showing nearly 60,000 overdose deaths in 2016. With overdose deaths rising, and friends and loved ones battling addiction, it’s not uncommon …

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“A mother’s story — When addiction rears its ugly head,” The Bridgton News

“A mother’s story — When addiction rears its ugly head,” The Bridgton News

A phone call forever changed Lisa Hillman’s life. She appeared to be living the American dream. Lisa was a highly-successful healthcare administrator and fundraising executive for the local hospital in Annapolis, Md. As president of the hospital’s foundation, she spearheaded a drive to raise millions of dollars for a major facility expansion. Her husband, Dick, …

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“Secret No More, a memoir by Lisa Hillman,” Looking Good Magazine

“Secret No More, a memoir by Lisa Hillman,” Looking Good Magazine

The first call came while Lisa and her husband, Dick, were relaxing after work in their Annapolis Historic District home. At the time, Lisa was President of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s foundation and Dick, a retired lawyer and former mayor of Annapolis, was involved in a variety of post-retirement activities. When the call came in, …

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“A mother’s story of her son’s addiction,” HER Show (RadioMD Postcast)

“A mother’s story of her son’s addiction,” HER Show (RadioMD Postcast)

Addiction affects the entire family. How can you handle a loved one’s addiction? Addiction can be frightening to witness. It is a family disease, as it impacts the entire family. Author Lisa Hillman journaled her experience as her son battled addiction. It not only helped her process what she went through as a mother of …

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“Secret No More: A True Story of Hope for Parents with an Addicted Child,” Outlook By The Bay Magazine

“Secret No More: A True Story of Hope for Parents with an Addicted Child,” Outlook By The Bay Magazine

As our nation struggles with the opioid crisis, a new book provides insight on how one family handled the challenge. Lisa Hillman, a well-known Annapolitan and hospital administrator, writes honestly about her family’s terrifying journey after learning her son Jacob was addicted. The tension is palpable throughout each chapter. As the Hillmans muddle through denial, …

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