Entries by Lynda Hatcher

Authentic Family

Since his early teens, my son’s substance abuse has consumed our family.  It’s been a frightening, life altering and wild ride; certainly not what I pictured on that January day in 1986.    For years, I had a strategy of sidestepping the whole truth when  addressing the reality of his situation.   “He’s out in Colorado”, […]

The Enemy is Not Wise

Addiction is the enemy, not the person – And there’s no truth in the enemy within. The Serenity Prayer God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.  

The Enemy

                               Addiction is the enemy, not the person. The Serenity Prayer   God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.