"If you’re struggling with addiction, or are close with someone who is, remember to take care of yourself. You have to find a support system."
Recovery is something no one else can do for you. You have to own it.
I did not abuse my meds and did what the doctors asked me to do when they asked me to do it.
"I proposed funding for Narcan in our schools and training on how to use it, and everyone voted for it; that was really powerful for me."
"It can be anybody, your mother, your sister, or your brother. It’s somebody’s somebody, and we should always remember that."
"If you or anyone in your life has been affected by addiction, always remember there is hope. We have many resources in our area waiting to help."
"It's heartbreaking to think how many parents are out there who've told nobody and don't know where to turn."
"The best part of recovery is getting my freedom back and knowing what I’m capable of."
"Just being in a community of parents who were going through the same thing was comforting, I realized I was not alone."
"By learning and working together, we can make strides towards repairing some of the harms this epidemic has created."