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Co-authors Constance Curry and Kristina Wandzilak discuss the struggles with drug and alcohol addiction at the heart of their book, "The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter's Worst Nightmare."
Constance Curry and Kristina Wandzilak talk about "The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter's Worst Nightmare."
This riveting memoir of survival and transformation reveals the true story of a daughter's decline into alcohol and drug addiction, prostitution and homelessness, and her mother's efforts to rescue her. - Book Passage
Kristina Wandzilak is the Executive director of Full Circle Intervention, a nationally recognized presenter and author. She has worked in the chemical dependency field since 1994. Kristina has been specializing in intervention since 1998 and opened the doors of Full Circle Intervention, with the vision of bringing respectful intervention to families who are in crisis with addiction.
Constance Curry has been in co-dependency recovery for many years. She has studied and tried to understand the disorder that took over her life and the lives of those she loved most. She has been on various educational speaker panels for practicing therapists and teachers talking on the intricate subject of addiction and family recovery.
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I came here to listen to you ladies today from the advice of a friend in Michigan... your friend.. Heidi Wilson.. a wonderful friend that cares for life among all as she is helping my daughter in law through this horrible Cancer!! A blessing to my girl Nicole, now a blessing to me.. I cried and felt your pain in this video as I too am experiencing "tough love" with a son.. being a Momma of 6 beautiful children I feel, I know, I have lost one.. He has been in and out of treatment too. Now being almost 34 and a father of 2, he is so lost with drugs... "again"... I have done like Mom here... I went to see him last week just to make sure he was alive, make sure he had some food, make sure I looked him in the face, make sure I gave him a hug and make sure I said, "I love you".. at least I tried.. All I wanted to do was "see" him... He found out I was there and I received a horrible text from him.. from yes, A to Z.. saying I was sneaky, a liar, leave me alone, leave my apt etc.. I have since then done just that.. I closed my doors, do not answer his calls nor text... yes, first time ever with "tough love" and boy is it tough!! I will continue "his" fight this way as yes, I am powerless as well over a young man that I carried for 9 months, raised mainly on my own and loved more than life itself!! I am 63 years old with a few more hopefully good years and refuse to let a young, able man keep my mind worrying day and night.. I must "let go".. I must live.. I love him but, his choice not mine!! Yes, I could go on and on but I do believe everyone and anyone reading this already knows everything I will say and every bit of a Mother's heart!! I will end in hopes that my son wakes up each day to know life is short and so beautiful... and please my son... live and let live with lots of love... Your Momma... I will love you always!! <3
Surrender to God; it's a bondage that comes by choosing our own free will decisions, the more you make the wrong choices, the more demonic entitiies get a tighter foothold. Only Jesus can break this bondage once you truly surrender it to Him. Cry out to Him. Ephesians 6:12. this is not a disease, that's a man-made lie to keep you in bondage.
There's a novel called wasting talent by Ryan leone. It's considered the darkest novel ever written about drug addiction and should not be read if you are easily offended. It's an excellent look into the addicted mind. They have a good sample section for free on amazon. Let me know what you think.
The video looks awesome but its really very difficult to refrain from an Alcoholic addiction. The so called therapy i.e. communication on timely manner is really very important and I found one great resource on Internet which is talking exclusively on ADDICTION is DENTEDEGO its world's #1 social networking support site
i was addicted to cigarette and alcohol.but i quit both of them.you know how?
i realized i am addicted and after that i started to quit.at first it is necessary to understand that you are addicted.dont say some bullshits like"i drink sometimes a lot" or "all people drink.am i addicted?".
try to understand you are addicted.after that you definitely try to quit.because you dont want to be called an "addict"
I did an interview with author Dr Simon Casey who specializes in helping people with addictions, mental illness and relationships. You can listen to it for free at my youtube channel. I hope this helps people out there that need information and support.
While "tough love" works it walks a fine line. You can do the right thing and still fail miserably at helping the addict. Don't just trust you gut instincts, talk to professionals that deal with addicts daily. Many of the professionals are former addicts and can give you advice and help beyond your own capabilities. This is a beautiful story of people communicating and working through a horrific problem. Never judge an addict too quickly...
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Thank you for sharing your powerful story of the true nature of this family illness. Constance Curry is one amazing woman who had the courage to detach with love and ultimately gave her daughter the gift of true love without loving her to death
yo lildebmurphy, just cuz you come from parents with money don't mean you were happy. my parents had money and i hated my life and almost got myself killed on accident several times cuz of the stupid shit i did to cope with it. now i have been making minimum wage for over 9 years in a row while raising a son and daughter and i have been never happier and so lucky in my life
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