**Formerly published under the title: "Still Standing: 90 Days of Wisdom for Moms of Addicts."**
In 2004, my eighteen-year-old daughter was shot be her ex-boyfriend. Over the next decade, Jordan’s life would spin further out of control and as a result, mine spiraled into darkness. I would face the heartbreaking reality that my daughter is a heroin addict and the painful truth that I am powerless to save Jordan from her drug addiction Beast. My own Codependent Enabler Beast nearly took me down, but thankfully I found a way to Stand Up and Fight.In the award-winning book, “Still Standing After All the Tears: Putting Back the Pieces After All Hell Breaks Loose,” and “Still Standing After All the Tears Workbook,” I introduced the Nine Actions to Battle Your Beast - the action steps to help anyone battling any type of Beast, to pick up the pieces after all hell has broken loose.“Still Standing: Wisdom for Moms of Addicts” contains 100 quotes and words of wisdom, providing further guidance and encouragement, specifically for moms of addicts. Life as the mother of an addict is terrifying, heartbreaking, and lonely. Let me remind you:“Moms of addicts, you are not alone; we are in this together.”Drug addiction is a lifelong disease, and therefore, for moms of addicts, a lifelong battle to put the pieces of their shattered hearts back together, and to keep it together. As the mom of an addict, you can get your life back, even while your child is still lost in the belly of their Beast. Moms of addicts - Stand Up and Fight. I am standing with you.
Update: In August 2016, Jamie (whom I called Jordan in the book) was murdered. This time the Beast didn't knock on the door. It was more like a home invasion. He had me down on the mat, barely able to breathe. I really had to put these Actions to the test, and learn to stand again, with a hole in my heart.
That is exactly what I did. I now carry my daughter's spirit with me as we go out into the world to make a difference.
Wisdom for Moms of Addicts* contains 90 carefully chosen quotes and additional insight providing 90 days of support to help you stand strong in the face of one of the most difficult situations a mother can face.Based on the Award-Winning book, "Still Standing After All the Tears: Putting Back the Pieces After All Hell Breaks Loose."www.ValerieSilveira.com
This book was formerly published under the title: "Still Standing: 90 Days of Wisdom for Moms of Addicts." The title has changed and the content updated.