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"You’re keeping up with everyone else in the rat race and still getting away with drinking. There’s little incentive to admit you have a problem. The excuses are always there." #bingedrinking #alcoholic #alcohol
Read how Chris Scott, creator of Fit Recovery, shares what helped him overcome being a high functioning alcoholic.
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Hope will help you keep moving forward one foot in front of another. More inspiration and information at #hope #support #compassion #addiction
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Here is my list of things that many parents, including myself have tried–to no avail. Sometimes you might get lucky and they work, but usually things stay the same or get worse. #addiction #parents
Are you a parent who is struggling because you’ve just discovered your teen or young adult is using drugs or abusing alcohol? To this day, I have a clear vision of finding crystal meth in my daughter’s backpack. With that discovery came the knowledge that I had no clue what to do next. Our journey...
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Is your relationship healthy or toxic? Tips on what to look out for and how to have a healthy relationship.
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A strategy session can give you more clarity about your personal situation. I’ll show you how you can move forward to help yourself, as you help motivate your child to change. #FindingFreedom
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Stats that show more work is needed!
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I know it is. Prevention is so necessary.
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Many situations feel challenging in life, but there can be a silver lining of growth and learning, even with #addiction.
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5 Ways to Help Your Family Begin the Recovery Process @ #recovery #family
The importance of sharing recovery stories is that it reminds us that we are not alone. It lessens the stigma and increases compassion. Read our story here.
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Please sign this letter to President-Elect to support Addiction solutions!
Please click the link to add your name to the letter below encouraging President-Elect Trump to address the addiction crisis early in the new administration. Fill in your information below and click submit and then share! Thank you! via Facing Addiction
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Happy New Year to everyone on Google+. I wish you all the best in 2017! 
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Happy New Year Cathy!
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Certified Parent Coach for parents of children who are struggling with substance use.

At my website, I offer coaching and a mom's support group for parents who are struggling because of their children's substance use. The more we bring to light the devastation of substance use and addiction, the more we bring families out of isolation, thus allowing them to feel comfortable seeking the support that they need. The CRAFT approach offers a set of tools and strategies that many parents have found helpful. I am certified by the International Coaching Federation.

Here are four posts that share an example of my work:

How the Powerful CRAFT Approach is Saving Lives: Meet Bob Meyers

CRAFT Can Help Your Family Change: Meet Dr. Jeffrey Foote

Our Journey to Recovery

9 Parents Who Are Making a Difference

Recover to Live: An Interview with Christopher Kennedy Lawford

Self Care Secrets and Tips By 12 Bloggers

My Services include:

• A Complimentary Strategy Session

• Personal Coaching for parents 

• Support Group for Moms

I'm a peer parent coach with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

We all have our own unique story. Families can find recovery in a variety of ways, but know that there is always hope and that you are not alone. 

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  • University of the Pacific
  • San Marino High School
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Certified Parent Coach for parents of adolescents or young adults who are struggling with drug or alcohol use.
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    Certified Parent Coach focusing on supporting parents with adolescents or young adults struggling with substance abuse. I work with parents who are concerned about their child's experimentation, dependence on or addiction to drugs or alcohol. I help my clients have a deeper understanding of their situation and take future action steps. I often use the CRAFT approach, which many parents have found helpful.
  • San Mateo Elementary School District
    Teacher, 1989 - 2003
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