HINDSIGHT contains information I wish I'd had when my son was addicted to drugs and living a high-risk lifestyle. I was losing my mind, sleep and hope for our family. I understand the anxiety, pain and frustration that comes with having a child who's misusing drugs or alcohol, and offer this short book as a way to help you on your journey.
I don't want another mom to go through what I did – alone, scared and exhausted.
Brenda is a Mayo Clinic Certified Health and Wellness Coach and founder of The Stream, an online community for moms of kids with substance use disorder. She is the proud momma of 4 boys, the oldest of which she nearly lost to multiple fentanyl overdoses. Brenda lives in Seattle, WA, and coaches parents globally through the difficult season of having a child who struggles with substance misuse.
HINDSIGHT is written by a mom of an addicted child, for moms whose kids are battling substance use disorder. As a fellow warrior mom, I learned so much during the years my son was addicted to drugs and living a high-risk lifestyle. It's important for me to share pieces of what I learned with you, in the hope it might spare you some of the pain, guilt and anxiety I experienced.