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“The Addict’s Mom” is a group focusing on the mothers of addicted children. The relationship between the mother and addicted child is unique; that does not diminish the experiences of other family members.

YES!!! I am an Addicts Mom.

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Yes!!! I am an addict’s mom.

Yes! I am an Addict's Mom.
~written by one of the Moms online who has such wisdom to share with us all. If you are that woman and would like to “make yourself known” please contact us at ChangingLivesFoundation@gmail.com. Thank you and God Bless!

I am an addict’s mom
I stand before you able to state without hesitation that Yes, I am an addicts mom. I have learned to look past those judgmental stares, sensing what you are thinking, that I must be “one of those Moms.” That somewhere, somehow, I made some horrific choices that sent my child into the depths of hell. I am here to tell you that the choices my child made are his own and his alone. This nightmare is far from what I wanted for my child. Just like everyone with children, there were big dreams and hopes for my child.

Yes, I am an addict’s mom,
I have held it in for too long, hiding my pain, hiding the truths, trying to hide the hell that is addiction from a society that is very quick to judge before they understand the disease. Hiding from a Society that will, look past that dirty strung-out child sitting out in the cold, shaking their heads, mumbling words of disgust under their breath. A society that would sooner sweep them “under the rug” and pretend that it’s not an epidemic, that can and will eventually affect every family in one way or another.

YES!!! I am an addict’s mom
Do not pass judgment on me and do not label me a “bad mom.” Before you pass judgement on me Know the hell I am living, know the pain I endure. Nothing you say, or the beliefs you may feel about my addict or of the mom that raised him, can hurt me more then the pain I have already put myself through. I have spent many sleepless nights wondering where I went wrong, what could I have done differently. I am here to say, I did nothing wrong and I couldn’t have done anything better. I gave as much as I could. This war we fight reaches out to every depth of society. It can be felt among the poor and the rich, the nameless and the famous, this country and that country. Addiction pays no mind to color, race, creed or financial status. Rich or poor, it holds no prejudice toward who it affects.

Society needs to open its eyes. Know that every day, OUR children are dying. Every day more and more children are being lost.

Yes I am an addict’s mom,
I have come to terms with the choices my child has made, can you?

I cry, I grieve, I yell, I hate, I love, I care, but most of all I HOPE.

AND I WILL FOREVER LOVE.

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Why Don't They Just Quit? Hope for families struggling with addiction.


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Contains new chapters and info on: Heroin, Shame & Stigma, Harm Reduction, Marijuana, Synthetic Drugs, 12-Step Groups & The Church, and much more!

Why Don’t They Just Quit? Hope for families struggling with addiction.
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Best book ever about addiction. Written by one whose done it and is recovering. Easy to read, not preachy, just honest. I recommend this book to anyone with an addict in their life! ~Lynda A

Got an addiction problem in your family? Read this book. Joe knows his stuff. This book helps you to better understand those who are dealing with friends and family that are addicted to drugs and alcohol. I have read several of these books but this one is the best. ~RJ

I, like many people, have some knowledge of what drugs and addiction are, but are clueless on what the process of recovery entails. This book does a great job in what it would take to help a loved one, who is an addict and is willing to get clean and stay clean. It also gives one hope that your loved one will survive the nightmare they are living through with their family. ~CG

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