Children of Addicts:
The Innocent Victims
Guest: David Meggitt
Program manager, Betty Ford Colorado Children’s program
Listen to Matthew and his Mom tell their story
In 2011, we had the honor of sitting in on a portion of the Betty Ford Children’s Program. Needless to say, we were very impressed. Our guest David Meggitt has a genuine passion for children of addicts and alcoholics and has made this his life’s work. Listen to David, along with our very special guests Denise and her son Matthew as they tell their story and give hope to others.
“My son Matthew and I are glad to help and hope his story reaches someone. This is the episode of Nick News he was on. It won an Emmy. Such a powerful message! Thank for letting him share it.
“I want kids to know it’s not easy when your parent drinks and uses drugs but you can make good choices and you can love your parent and hate the addiction. I want kids to really understand it’s not their fault and that they don’t have to follow their parent’s footsteps.”
READ MORE ABOUT MATTHEW:
Second 2011-12 Winning Attitude Recipient
CenturyLink, Root Sports and the University of Colorado have named Ranum Middle School (Denver, Colo.) sixth grader Mathew Martinez the second Winning Attitude award winner of 2011-12. Winners are selected from a pool of written essays submitted by Colorado middle school students explaining how their winning attitude made a difference in their communities. READ MORE
Betty Ford program helps Springs kids cope with addicted parents
He was only 8 years old, but already, he’d been suspended from school for five days. He rarely smiled, and the slightest little aggravation would send him into a rage. Someone warned his mother that one day, he’d end up hurting her.
Siblings: The Forgotten Ones by Joe Herzanek
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Saturday, Jan 21st at 5:00 pm (Mountain Standard Time)
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