February 18, 2015

We can all be advocates

Today’s guest is a very special advocate for our children and loved ones. Judge Jodi Debbrecht Switalski, is a district court judge in Michigan.  More importantly, she is clearly leading the way to help change the way addiction is managed in the courts, in our criminal justice system, and in society.  She is a voice of education, awareness, and change.

As parents dealing with this adversity in our family, we can all be grateful for the presence of those who think forwardly and proactively. More importantly, we cannot stand by and have others fight our battles on our behalf. We must join in the fight for increased awareness, for improved education, and for the change that helps our children and loved ones in their battles with addiction.

Please listen to this podcast and learn more about the resources and programs that can help us in our battle.  Nothing changes until we stand tall and fight for change.  I promise, you will find hope and courage in this conversation! Peace!

Links of interest:

National Association of Drug Court Professionals

The Stutman Group

Dying to be Free

Comprehensive Addiction Recovery Act

Judge Jodi’s Bio

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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.