Finding Strength as a Mother of an Addicted Child
From One Mom to Another
If you have a child struggling with addiction – whether or not they’re in recovery – you undoubtedly understand the pain that accompanies it. Through the stress, worrying, and helplessness that come with this role, it can be easy to forget about your own well-being. We’re here to remind you that you’re not alone, and you are stronger than you think.
Hear firsthand from another mother in this position, author Sandra Swenson, as she reflects in a touching video on the emotional turmoil she’s experienced as the mother of a child suffering with an addiction. You can learn more about her journey and lessons she’s learned along the way in her blog post on parenting an addicted child.
Sandra’s latest book, Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children, offers honest, daily meditations for mothers of addicted children. Her first book, The Joey Song, offers an inside look into her story with her son’s addiction.
Find support for Mother’s Day at an upcoming Facebook Live event
On Tuesday, May 8th at 8:00 p.m. CDT, join Sandra online for “Mother’s Day: Together We Are Stronger,” a Facebook Live event during which she will offer thoughtful support and meditations based on her own experiences loving a son struggling with addiction. To join the event, follow Sandy at facebook.com/sandyannswenson now, then sign on to Facebook at the event time to tune into the live broadcast.
by Sandra Swenson