December 12, 2014

Lorelie Rozzano: A poignant, insightful conversation from someone with personal addiction experiences from all angles

Our guest: Meet Lorelie Rozzano. Seventeen years ago, she entered into a local treatment center. Less concerned about recovery and more committed to playing the game in order to get back to her addictive ways, she received something she didn’t expect to find – recovery.

She finally discovered in recovery what she had been searching for in alcohol and drugs.Having grown up in an alcoholic home she understands first-hand, the importance of a healthy family. Since her recovery, she has become a successful author, mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, foster parent, counselor, sister and friend. Her passion is to help others recover from the effects of addiction in their lives.

As a writer she shares an authentic and insightful honesty to educate and enlighten families, parents, and those who are addicted. It is her quest through the honesty found in her books and in her blog, that those in addiction and their families will be inspired to search for the help they need. She wants everyone to discover and know there is hope for their situation!

What you will hear and learn:

You cannot apply logic to an illogical situation, you cannot apply reason to an irrational mindframe, you cannot bring a healthy person to an unhealthy person and get that unhealthy person well.  All that will happen is a healthy person will become sick when continually exposed to the habits of unhealthy behaviors.

A parent can’t love a child well and can’t reason a child well. The underlying issue of addiction goes beyond simply the addiction. Its a family disease, no one gets there alone. The family has to also be willing to ask and go through anything they are asking the addiction person to go through.

Key takeaways:

  • Eight symptoms of addiction
  • Ten examples for parents and family members of “Going Too Far” to assist or help the addicted person in your life
  • Lessons and guides for enabling and the stress parents feel in this situation

Helpful Links:

Lorelie’s website: Jagged Little Edges

Gracie’s Secret (book for children dealing with addiction)


Check out this episode!

Addiction Conversation Podcast
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.