February 7, 2014

Okay, what’s next?

IMG_20131029_180945Many of us have spent the week tripping over, reading, or sharing a variety of thoughts, blogs,  articles, and perspectives regarding drug abuse and addiction. Featured among these content providers were the large group, and getting larger, of parents like me who have made it their commitment to get involved — to help, guide and support those impacted by this disease.

We are passionate about doing everything we can to educate and inform.  We are involved to help eliminate the stigma of drug addiction so that society can focus on finding a cure, discovering a solution. We are dedicated to being an educational and informational resource that encourages and inspires children and adults to find alternatives to their physical and emotional pain that does not involve drug use.

“I yearn for the moment when those that suffer from, and have fallen victim to the horrific disease that is addiction will one day be given the memorial that their souls truly deserve.” ~ Kelsey’s Blog

As the wave of shock, reflection, and mass information that proliferated our world following the passing of Philip Seymour Hoffman slows, let us not forget for every superstar related tragedy there are thousands more we don’t know about, grieve, or reflect on.  What about the ones suffering today and the addicts of tomorrow?

What’s next?

  • For me, I am going to get really, really busy doing my part to love, inspire, encourage, and educate.
  • For the rest of you who have not lived, experienced, or suffered addiction in your life, that is truly awesome.  Please be open, receptive, tolerant, and loving towards those who have.  You do not understand their pain or the loss.  Give yourself the opportunity to learn more.
  • For those who need help. Get it. Whether you are using or have a child who is — this is the time to reach out and get busy making positive and productive and meaningful changes to reclaim a life — yours!!

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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.