‘SURVIVE YOUR CHILD’S ADDICTION’ CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE . . .
Stop the Pain. Get the Facts.
There are few things more painful than seeing our children suffer. We also need to protect ourselves and other family members from the ravages that addiction can bring. Add in the enormous inconsistencies in societal attitudes, criminal law, and medical and treatment options, and it’s no wonder that we end up depressed, confused and frozen in indecision. Understanding the most current scientific and medical data and applying it gives parents guidance as crucial, life changing decisions are made. Acting based on facts lessens the pain and significantly increases chances for success. Convert emotional stress to knowledge-based action.
Don't Go Through It Alone
Addiction in the family can be a lonely venture. You are not alone. Through comment areas, connect with the instructor and with others who are living similar experiences. Lighten your load, receive practical direction, and have an ongoing resource for questions. Share experiences, learn from others, and create connection from the comfort of your home.
Protect Your Finances
Addiction in the family can bankrupt parents. Protect your financial security with:
Guidance on financial decisions – How much to help? What never to pay for; What to consider paying for,
How to fund & pay for the right treatment; How to appeal an insurance company’s denial of benefits for treatment; How to deduct treatment costs on your income tax?, and
Downloadable documents including Powers of Attorney and Authorization for Release of Information.
Benefit from Practical Guidance – Checklists, Worksheets, Downloadable Documents & More.
Dealing with addiction can send us in circles, with each crisis escalating stress, confusion & frustration. Receive step-by-step guidance and tools to assess your situation, make best decisions based on current science and medicine, and take best actions for you and your family.
Learn through Professionally Written and Meticulously Researched Data, Applied by an Author who Combines Professional and Personal Experience.
No theory here. This author has been there, and applies over a decade of in-depth research, interviews with experts, her own legal expertise and her personal journey through her own sons' addictions.
Stay Current with Ongoing Updates.
The field of addiction is changing. As a family impacted by addiction, new research, legal developments, treatment techniques or other developments can make a huge difference in alternatives available and outcomes achieved. Let us keep you abreast of what’s happening in the addiction arena.
HERE’S WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY . . .
I learned about the Survive Your Child’s Addiction e-course when my son was in jail and I was in pain – worrying about and missing my son, while also losing sleep over what would happen when he was released. Because I love my son and my family, I’ve studied addiction in many different formats, but this course, more than anything else, brought me understanding, practical steps, and a sense of peace.
Since my son’s release, I’ve continued to use the course regularly, as a reference, but also to remind me that I’m not alone, and that there is hope. Having videos available at any time – including in the middle of a sleepless night after my son’s relapse – has been a Godsend – guiding me, comforting me, educating me, and reminding me of some of the things I already know but needed to be reminded of. The course also helped my daughter better understand addiction and re-establish a relationship with her brother.
The course changed my life, and because of my increased knowledge and understanding, enhanced my son’s life as well. I believe this course has helped me to be supportive of him, while being able to draw objective guidelines to protect my own finances and my quality of life.
There is a vast amount of information that a parent needs to have the moment they become aware of their child’s addiction to (or problem with) drugs and alcohol. The issues of navigating access to health care, legal system, financial issues, and medical safety would be enough to overwhelm any parent. Who can families turn to in this situation? There are competent lawyers, doctors, and counselors who can help with their specialties, but this course is the only place I have seen all the information a parent would need in one place to orient them to the landscape of addiction and recovery.
I would highly recommend the e-course, Survive Your Child’s Addiction, to all parents of children who have drug or alcohol problems regardless of whether you call it ‘addiction’ or not. The information in this course could be the difference between a problem and a tragedy!
This is the most inclusive resource I have found to help me communicate in the environment of addiction, and to understand the family dynamics surrounding addiction. Most important of all, authored by an attorney, it offers concrete directions and solutions, while using personal insight gained from the author’s experience with addiction in her own family.
I teach in a Public School District and work off-campus with Middle and High School students, many with addiction issues. Working individually, one gets to know both the student and the parents very well. When trust develops, often both generations seek my counsel. Now, with this ‘survival’ course, I have answers rather than just clichés.
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About the Author
The Survive Your Child’s Addiction course was designed by Attorney Colleen Cowles. The course combines Ms. Cowles’ legal expertise, her work with clients and their families, and many years of research including extensive interviews with experts on topics covered. Most importantly, Colleen understands the impact that addiction has on families through her own experiences on the roller-coaster, heart-wrenching, learn-as-you-go journey through addiction in her own family. The course is designed by a Mom who survived her journey through her sons addictions and came out the other side.
Attorney Cowles is an author, speaker, teacher, and advocate. Her passion and expertise are focused on minimizing the pain that families experience when addiction is involved, improving outcomes for those suffering from addiction, and advocating for reform of the criminal justice system in regard to addiction. Click HERE for more information or to book a speaking engagement.