Finding Inner Peace

“Maybe it’s because I look at everything as a lesson, or I don’t want to walk around angry. Or maybe it’s because I finally understand. There are things we don’t want to happen, but have to accept; things we don’t want to know, but have to learn; and habits we can’t live without, but have to let go…”

Recovery Begins

“with embracing our pain and taking the risk to share it with others.” – John Bradshaw

I envision a world where the shame and stigma of addiction is replaced by understanding that addiction is a brain disease, compassion for those affected by it, and appropriate government intervention in support and treatment of it. My mission is to share my experience, strength and hope with all those affected by this cruel illness. Addiction has reached epidemic proportions in our society, and none of us is alone. By sharing with others we can put an end to our shame and isolation. It is my wish to share my journey toward wellness with you. As we touch each other’s lives, our pain is lessoned, and our hope grows—MCR

A Mother’s Story: Angie Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

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Most parents at some time face what may seem like insurmountable challenges in raising a child through adolescence and into young adulthood. But for the parent of a young addict, that challenge is especially gut wrenching and mostly uphill. In this book, Maggie Romero graphically recounts a mom’s journey alongside her drug-addicted daughter with the unique perspective of her own struggle with addiction. Her insightful reflections will resonate with parents or anyone facing a like challenge and her final acceptance of herself after a spiritually compelling search is truly inspiring.

Martha Graham-Waldon

“One of the most honest and insightful accounts to date of a mother’s struggle to win the battle over her daughter’s addiction. Told in unsparing detail, it takes us step by step through the dark tunnel of despair with all the triumphs and mistakes on the road to recovery. It is an inward journey that reveals three important concepts: understanding the powerlessness of addiction, the willingness to let go and the courage to change. This is not just a recovery book but a riveting story from beginning to end that flies in the face of despair and embraces the strangest paradox of all – absolute surrender in order to win.” Claire Demers