I am a mother who knows what it feels like to love a child in active addiction (alcohol, prescribed medications & street drugs).  I provide private support sessions with concerned parents and family members who have a teen, adult child or a loved one in active addiction.  I've witnessed how addiction destroys families but I also know firsthand that recovery is possible.

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when it's time to say enough

How addiction affects the family

"Addiction is a family disease" that affect parents and family members in a variety of ways, because the impact of addiction goes beyond the individual struggling with the substance use disorder, it ripples through the entire family unit. There comes a time when a parent(s) have been hurt enough, lied to enough, stolen from enough that they'll come to a place in their life that they’ve hit their enough and know it's time to get educated on how to make positive changes.


you are not alone

Is this you?

Do you love...

a teen or adult child who is in active addiction (alcohol, prescribed medications, street drugs)?

Are you feeling emotionally Bankrupt?

because your loved ones addiction is sucking the life out of you?

Do you question...

yourself about the what ifs, the could haves and should haves?

Do you feel like... 

the fear of losing your child to his or her addiction is holding your emotions hostage?

Do you have... 

a voice in your head that keeps you awake at night telling you that you are a lousy parent and it's all your fault that your child is addicted?


How Donna can help

Coaching Sessions

Donna's programs and private coaching sessions are specifically designed to provide addiction counseling and support to concerned parents and family members; she guides them through the challenges associated with their loved ones' active addiction and early recovery. Her coaching style is about rebuilding the family to have healthier relationships even if the loved one is in active addiction. Donna feels that just treating the person with the substance use disorder (addiction/alcoholism) without treating the whole family is only addressing part of the cycle of change and recovery. When we include parents, partners, spouses, siblings and adult children, it can produce changes in the family as a whole, and these changes can contribute to positive outcomes that can encourage positive change for the entire family by planting seeds to grow their knowledge about Addiction, Alcoholism, Boundaries, Unhealthy Helping and Recovery.


Support for Families with Loved Ones in Active Addiction!

  • Peeling the Onion

    Donna is a mother who knows what it feels like to love a child in active addiction. “As I worked through my pain and stopped participating in the drama, I embarked upon a journey of healing and transforming myself, because I stepped outside of my comfort zone to educate myself about addiction, unhealthy helping, healing boundaries and recovery”. The purpose of this book is to save parents and other family members years of heartache.

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  • Just for Today

    Just for Today offers 365 days of powerful words of encouragement, reflections along with words of wisdom to encourage parents to hold onto their hope while they are on an emotional rollercoaster ride due to their child's battle with addiction.

    This powerful book provides insight into addiction, unhealthy helping, healing and recovery.

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  • Sharing Without Shame

    Sharing Without Shame is a book that presents stories from parents and individuals in recovery. Filled with valuable information, this resource assists concerned parents and family members in developing improved coping skills. Offering a sense of solidarity, it reassures you that you are not alone in the process of loving a child or family member grappling with active addiction or early recovery.

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  • Healing without Shame

    "Healing Without Shame" is a journal that is geared to help you identify emotions that are keeping you stuck in unhealthy feelings and behaviors. The journal holds the potential to transform the lives of individuals navigating the complexities of addiction within their families. The practical exercises in the journal, provide a roadmap for healing, self-discovery, and emotional growth.

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I bust open myths like these and give you the real truth....

Fiction: Parents and family members don't need to seek support or a recovery program

Fiction: You cannot love your child, loved one when they are in active addiction, alcoholism

Fiction: People who are addicted are weak and have no will power

Fiction: Addiction is not a brain disease

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