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Opioid addiction and overdoses in children devastate their parents

Opioid addiction and overdoses in children devastate their parents

From the Washington Post:  Opioid addiction and overdoses in children devastate their parents –  “Brian has been dead for 136 days,” says his mother, Vicki Bishop. “I watched him die over many years, and it was a long, slow, horrible death.” Her son’s decades-long battle with opioids blotted out the

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Qualities Worth Mentioning

My mother passed away last week at the age of 84.  The reason I mention this is that her life, like yours, was impacted by addicted loved ones.  At age seven she watched her alcoholic father die on the living room floor of their modest home.  She then, along with

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Holding Out Hope

Holding out hope for a loved one struggling with active addiction is challenging. So often we find ourselves constantly disheartened by their failure to achieve sobriety, to surmount the obstacles standing in their way of peace, health, and freedom from the bondage of addiction. A cynical, dismal worldview can easily

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Redefining Parenthood

The ring of the phone or the buzz of an incoming text became a dreadful sound. Steve and Melissa Kowgitz had become used to the rush of bad news that usually came whenever their daughter contacted them. She was in the throes of a heroin addiction and the Southport couple…

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