Three Ways Families Can Get Involved in Addiction Recovery

Three Ways Families Can Get Involved in Addiction Recovery By Lyle Fried, The Shores Treatment & Recovery In the past, the only involvement families had in the addiction/recovery journey was to arrange an intervention for their struggling loved one, or to send an encouraging letter to them in treatment. Families were largely detached from the

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The Broken System

THE BROKEN SYSTEM Written by Sherry Schlenke, M.Ed., and the Mother of a Boy, Now Deceased, who Suffered from the Disease of Addiction Daniel Montalbano, the son of “The Addict’s Mom” founder Barbara Theodosiou, was a victim of the “Broken System” of our community mental health facilities and prisons. Dr. Harold Metzner of the University

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My Beloved Boy, Daniel Francis Montalbano

My Beloved Boy, Daniel Francis Montalbano Written by his devoted Mom, Barbara Theodosiou Daniel was a beautiful, chubby, newborn with huge brown eyes. I fell in love with him from the first moment I held him. He was a cute, curious toddler. He chased after his big brother, Peter. He adored his little sister, Nicole,

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When Bad Things Happen To Good Mothers

s of The Addict’s Mom: When Bad Things Happen To Good Mothers Written by Sherry Schlenke, the mother of a child, now deceased, from the disease of addiction You are a good mother. But bad things happened to you. Things that occurred no matter how good you were/are. Things that you didn’t cause. Things that

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Great: “The Moms of The Addict’s Mom”

Great : “The Moms of “The Addict’s Mom” Written by Sherry Schlenke, The Mother of a Beloved Boy With The Disease of Addiction William Shakespeare: “Some are born to greatness, while others have greatness thrust upon them” ( Twelfth Night.) Shakespeare’s words are most often attributed to males who are leaders: Washington, Lincoln, Churchill, Reverend

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Moms

MOMS Written by Sherry Schlenke, The Mother of a Beloved boy With The Disease of Addiction A mom sits vigil at her child’s emergency room bedside. The child has over-dosed. A second mom stands silently next to the bed with her head bowed in prayer. The two women have never met before this evening, but

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Deep Sorrow

My beloved boy, Daniel Francis Montalbano wrote this when he was in High School – RIP…..10/91 – 3/15 Forever in My Heart DEEP SORROW I read the news today Another teenage girl just passed away I saw the suicide not somewhere on page eight She said she can no longer face the hate She said

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TAM Moms as Fishwives written by Sherry Schlenke

TAM Moms as Fishwives written by Sherry Schlenke The Women’s March on Versailles (1789) was one of the earliest and most significant events of the French Revolution. The march began among women in the marketplaces of Paris who were rioting over the high price and scarcity of bread. France was on the verge of a

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