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The ARCast is a place where people can come to listen and relate. Whether you are in recovery, have a loved one in recovery, or want to learn, The ARCast is here to inform the listener and help everyone grow. We keep it real, bringing you real people with real stories. If you would like to join us on The ARCast, either live, in the studio, or online, click the link in the show notes and fill out the form. We'll be in contact with you and get you scheduled ASAP! If you or someone you know is in need of substance abuse treatment, please get in touch with America's Rehab Campuses. We're available 24/7, and our phone number is 1-833-272-7342.

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Ep.98 NOT IN VAIN - Michael (Forever 27)
Apr 9 2024
Ep.98 NOT IN VAIN - Michael (Forever 27)
We never think that OUR CHILD will be labeled an "addict." From the moment of their birth, we taught them love, compassion, sharing, hope, manners, patience, faith, and so many more qualities to live by, only wanting them to flourish as a better version of ourselves. When we learn that our child has been using drugs, our minds seem to immediately compare our own youth when drinking or maybe even smoking marijuana. Unfortunately, this is the furthest comparison from the reality of what's ahead.This book is filled with over 160 real-life stories from grieving mothers through our initial discovery of our child's drug use to the devastating end of their journey. We have shared what we have learned, the emotional ups and downs, the "enabling," "tough love," "unconditional love," the effect within ourselves and our family, and what we wished we would have known or even done differently. Nobody wants to talk about it when it's happening to them or how families are completely lost when fighting this disease.Additional chapters within this book have been designed to provide families with validation that they are not alone in this battle, hope around where they are on this journey, inspiration in creating purpose with the pain, and education around suggested advice, signs, and symptoms to pay attention to as well as resources directly from the mothers. We believe that these real-life stories will further awareness and help provide comfort and navigation to those who are struggling. You are not alone. By sharing our stories, others will see many of the same struggles and situations mothers have lived as well as the resources we have found along the way. This book is our opportunity to share the painful experiences mamas have endured to help and guide those on the same journey. Although this book sadly cannot bring our children back from the tragic loss resulting from the drug pandemic, perhaps these stories from real mothers who have survived this loss can help you understand and guide you through the most challenging situation that anyone could possibly have even considered—the loss of their child. Not In Vain - https://a.co/d/cfZGUgd100% of both the ebook and paperback proceeds are being donated to the #NotInVain nonprofit to continue supporting the ever-growing number of mothers joining this club that no one planned on joining.Loved the episode? Send us a text message to show your love! If you would like to join us on The ARCast, either live, in the studio, or online, be sure to click the link below and fill out the form. We'll be in contact with you and get you scheduled ASAP!https://linktr.ee/americasrehabcampusIf you, or someone you know is in need of substance abuse treatment, please contact Americas Rehab Campus. We're available 24/7 and our phone number is 1-833-272-7342.