I’m sitting at my laptop. My young children are at school. And I’m feeling apprehensive, uncertain, a bit fearful, but also optimistic. And then I think - how many moms are out there feeling exactly how I’m feeling right now. Or how I have felt in the clutches of my addiction - when I was a slave to a prescription medication and abusing other substances. And then I mentally lock arms with you and march; move forward. You see, I am in recovery and my purpose here is to both share what it is like to be a parent in recovery on that day to day roller coaster, and also to help parents whose children are struggling with addiction to better understand their kids’ behaviors, feelings, and what they can do to empower them.