“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.”
Children of Addicts:
The Innocent Victims
Guest: David Meggitt
Program manager, Betty Ford Colorado Children’s program
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 DavidMeggitt 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.
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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