November 14, 2016

When addiction devastates your world

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Video: https://youtu.be/nei9bcOUCM4

It all began with a phone call informing me my son was in jail. What unfolded from that call was a story of homelessness, legal troubles, and a heroin addiction.

This is where my addiction journey began.

In the early stages I learned all about addiction related behaviors. I received a crash course in theft, deception, arrest, court systems, and jail. With every relapse, every arrest, every painful event, I felt more the failure as a man and a dad. All this became so painful, so difficult and so overwhelming it broke me.

Thankfully, there is so much more to this story and it gets much better from here.

The following podcast is a recording of a talk shared with the congregation at Broadway Christian Church.  It is an inspiring, uplifting, and informative message for parents and other family members struggling with the addiction of a loved one.  It also provides a insightful perspectives for those who do not yet understand this issue of addiction and what families go through when dealing with a loved one who is struggling.

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If you are struggling with the addiction of a loved one or child and need someone to talk with, please contact me. I am here to help you better understand the situation and help find a way to maneuver through the chaos and the pain. You can reach me at: dave@100Pedals.com.

Dave Cooke travels around the country giving inspirational and educational talks to business organizations, support groups, churches, schools and treatment facilities. If you like to invite Dave to speak at your organization, please contact Dave Cooke at: dave@100Pedals.com.

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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.