Can we just pass on into January and let this time float into the unknown?
For some, the safe love is for their own heart and wellness- because the stress of their loved one’s addiction has caused true illness- heart disease, high blood pressure, mental illness due to-anxiety, drastic mood shifts, and mental sickness from the occasional life saved from overdose, right there in your living room or bathroom.
A quick look at knowing what we know and seeing what we see. Addiction is conniving and deceitful. It’s hold on our loved one's lives is challenging. But we have faith that withstands and hope to carry us through.
Stress is powerful. My physical health suffered as a direct result of my emotional and mental collapse. I was sick. I dealt with blood pressure issues, stomach problems, migraines, aches and pains- ALL from fear and anxiety associated with an addiction I NEVER had!
Close to my heart, this podcast comes to you from the brokenness in addiction on the side of family, namely me, a mother managing living grieving.
..”I allowed myself to die before I am dead.”.. This is the raw truth of being done. Finding yourself at a place of hopelessness and fighting for the will to carry on.
I am a parent of an adult loved one battling substance use. For years I fought alongside, tried to motivate, and lent help in any way I could. I have paid bills- sometimes for months, I have posted bail, bought groceries, clothes, and other items. I opened my home in hopes of change. But the desire for change was outplayed by the desire to be high.
Welcome to Authentic Truths in Addiction with me, Lisa Wenninger. This podcast is a journey through the life of addiction from the perspective of a mother. My hope is to bring awareness to this difficult topic. We are in the fight for our lives against addiction and it is time to come out of the …
She was screaming, "Let me out of here!" With caution, I approached her door and began to turn the handle. It wasn't locked, I'm not even sure it has a lock. There was my daughter, on her knees, fighting the lockless handle, to escape her room.
Together we navigate a world that leaves us perplexed and jaded. Cold to the point of bitterness, we carry on.