October 19, 2017

Professionals, corporate executives, business owners, nurses and doctors have high-stakes and high-stress jobs. Stress, anxiety, burnout and workaholicism — symptoms often present in doctors’ and nurses’ careers — increase a person’s vulnerability to abusing alcohol an...

December 16, 2016

I received the letter below via email today and (with permission) wanted to share it with you. Then read some of the other words of encouragement that I have received over the last year. 

I want to tell you how much this group has been making a big difference...

January 11, 2016

My story as presented to Ginghamsburg Church Next Step Service

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

 

Hello, my name is Lori and I am a person in long-term recovery. What that means to me is that I have not used alcohol or drugs for over nine years. And because of that, my life is...

November 11, 2015

 

Lee Weber is the Editor of Addiction Blog

 

EXCERPT: Functional Family Therapy (FFT) works by addressing risk factors that directly affect adolescents, with an emphasis on the interpersonal relationships in the family. More here on this clinical model in the treatment o...

September 5, 2015

 

About this picture taken at the 2nd Annual FOA Rally 4 Recovery:

"This was myself (Sherry Barbro), my Fiance and our grand kids and we were all in the moment and emotional because their mother is addicted to heroin and we decided to fight this addiction together as a f...

February 22, 2015

FOA was featured in this email newsletter.

 

Support groups, often, are born of pain. That was the case for Lori Erion, when she discovered her daughter was using heroin. She calls the addiction and its impact on the family a “devil’s roller coaster ride.” Lori, who is i...

October 3, 2014

.... as presented to The Next Step Service at Ginghamsburg Church on June 28, 2014

 

My Story

 

Hello, my name is Lori and I am a person in long-term recovery. What that means to me is that I have not used any alcohol or drugs for over eight years. And because of that, my...

August 6, 2014

God has really worked a miracle with me , its still amazes me daily when looking at these old pictures! Cant believe i thought I looked good now i know i look good and love myself. My life is far from perfect , but its pretty darn good today. I have a beautiful wife ,...

June 21, 2014

I was the normal 19-year old college student. I drank a bit and smoked some. Then I came across Oxycodone — by far the worst substance that I’ve crossed paths with. I tried it a few times and loved it. And that was that; I knew I would get addicted if I kept on using i...

April 28, 2014

The photo explains how to do the 30-Day Journaling Challenge. This is mine. I decided to add it to the FOA blog, and share it on Facebook, as an incentive for others to try it as well. In our busy life, it is ALWAYS hard to stop and do what we need to for ourselves, le...

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