January 29, 2015

Addiction in ‘A Very Fine House’

Barbara Stoefen - Addiction ConversationWhen her daughter started using Crystal Meth, Barbara Stoefen didn’t know what to do, so she did the only thing she could do – learn, get help for herself, and be open about her situation. Barbara learned early on the power of boundaries, consequences, and self-care. She quickly came to understand the only hope for her daughter’s recovery was for her daughter to experience the consequences of her choices.

It was a decision that ultimately may have saved her daughter’s life.

Please enjoy this conversation with Barbara as she shares her lessons and walks us through her journey. While Barbara’s path was not always easy, it is extremely enlightening to hear how she proactively accelerated the learning curve and engaged in helping her daughter experience the consequences of her addiction driven choices. While these are not easy decisions for any parent, Barbara certainly presents a marvelous example of the power and opportunity in these behaviors.

Links of interest:

A Very Fine House (book)

Barbara Cofer Stoefen (website/blog)

Barbara Cofer Stoefen (Facebook page)

Barbara Cofer Stoefen (Twitter)

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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.