May 15, 2015

It takes hope, belief, and a team to get through the Addiction journey

Midwestern Mama - Addiction ConversationToday’s guest, Midwestern Mama, went searching on the internet to find the answers for dealing with her son’s addiction. Frustrated by her inability to find cohesive information for simplest of searches, she knew she would need to build a better on-line community, someday.

In the meantime, she studied, researched, and interacted in many of the same ways every parent does. Except, she kept a mindful eye on managing the other relationships and responsibilities in her life – her other children, her husband, and her career.  Maintaining balance while learning, while growing an on-line support community helped her navigate and evolve through the difficult, challenging, and painful experiences of her son’s addiction.

Today, her online community, Our Young Addicts is a manifestation of the lessons learned and the resources built through her journey and experiences, plus the wisdom and insight of others.


Our Young Addicts (Website)

Our Young Addicts (Twitter)

Our Young Addicts (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.