Life beyond addiction

Monday, February 24, 2014
The Pilot

The Pilot -- Anna is a bright though shy and tentative youngster, who like most children her age, enjoys playing at the park with her friends and considers playing computer games and painting as favorite activities. Often pre-occupied and worried about her own safety and the safety of those around her, Anna is being raised by her grandparents because of her parents' struggle with addiction.

Anna and her grandparents share the same feelings of shame, blame and loss so universally experienced by family members of those struggling with mental health issues, including addiction. Unfortunately, their inability to have open conversations about these feelings was limiting the family's ability to lead healthy and flourishing lives.

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