Browsing All posts tagged under »hope«

Thank you Chrystal

January 20, 2010


"There's blood running in the streets, but no one's paying attention. They just walk over it like it's a puddle," said Lea Minalga, a Geneva mom whose son is a recovering heroin addict. She now runs Hearts of Hope, a group that helps families deal with drug addiction. "I (tell parents), 'Do you understand that unless you're prepared, this could happen to you?' They think it can't happen to them, so they tune out."

my parents never told me

October 19, 2009


transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope

Recognizing Addiction in Your Son or Daughter

September 23, 2009


Are You Enabling Your Child in the Addiction Process? If you are like most parents, your initial response to addiction in a child is “We are going to fix this problem?” The common initial thoughts of parents faced with an addicted child will include, I’m going to punish my child, or I’ll lecture him about the problems with doing drugs or alcohol, or I’ll ground him until he is 30!!

Heroin ~ 40% of high school seniors do not believe that there is a great risk in trying heroin.

May 22, 2009


Recent studies suggest a shift from injecting to snorting or smoking heroin because of increased purity and the misconception that these forms of use will not lead to addiction.

am I crazy? ~ try walking in my shoes ~ that is your answer!

May 8, 2009


After that initial numbness wears off, the most common physiological reaction is a reduced ability to concentrate. The rest of the world goes out of focus. Nothing else is important.

Reflecting ~

December 14, 2008


I believe you have dropped a part of your wing, and my son now will carry that with him in heaven.

If I could turn back time.

December 8, 2008


I had a dream last night: no not about Cher! Her song pretty well sums it up though. “If I could turn back time If I could find a way I’d take back those words that hurt you And you’d stay If I could reach the stars” I’d give anything to turn back time to […]