January 15, 2015

Beautiful Mess

Every great story begins from much the same place.  What makes any story great is not where it begins, but where it takes us.

The story of today’s guest begins at the same place many of our Addiction Conversation stories do. It may be challenging or repetitive to hear listen to another story that starts from that dark place known as addiction, overdose and loss. It the only way to truly appreciate the success, the lessons, and the experience of the hero’s journey is to know where their personal story begins.

What you will hear today is the journey of a single mom, who lost her son in 2013 to an overdose. While her son traveled in and out of treatment facilities for years, he eventually lost his battle with his addiction.

Every conversation is an opportunity to be inspired, informed, and educated. This conversation with Mary Beth Nametz is much the same.  Listen to her story as she shares her experiences on her journey, her commitment to find recovery resources for parents who need answers now, and her other projects like providing coats to the homeless. 

Heard on this podcast: “Unless life becomes so unbearable to the point they don’t want to do this anymore, nothing changes.  If we keep picking up the pieces for them they will never get to that point.”

Links of Interest:

A Beautiful Mess Foundation

A Beautiful Mess Foundation (Facebook)

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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.