Underground Support Group

I’m currently working on a non-fiction narrative with my writer-friend, Constance.
The subject matter is, of course, mothering addiction.

Over the years, I learned the hard way that, in the face of addiction, the rules of motherhood are radically altered.  My healing story begins when, one by one, I reconnect with four women who have also retreated into the shame and secrecy of parenting a child who is struggling with substance abuse.  We form an underground support group and call ourselves The Book Club.  We have grown together as we grapple with the knife-edged paradox of loving our children while letting them go.     As I weave together our stories, readers will recognize a profile for sons and daughters who abuse everything from alcohol to heroin.  The book will also include expert advice and commentary from substance abuse specialists who work with     pre-teens through young adults.

I hope this can become a book that readers will lovingly press into the hands of another parent-friend.

Recommended Book List
A Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey through his Son’s Addiction, by David Sheff
Stay Close: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction, by Libby Cataldi

If blog readers know of any other books in this genre, written by parents of an addict, please Leave a Comment !


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