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SHAIR 96: "Unhooked: A Mother's Story" with Annie Highwater, Unhitching from her Son’s Addiction

SHAIR 96: "Unhooked: A Mother's Story" with Annie Highwater, Unhitching from her Son’s Addiction

Annie Highwater joins us today on The SHAIR Podcast. Annie is the author of Unhooked: A Mother's Story of Unhitching from the Roller Coaster of Her Son's Addiction. This memoir follows the experiences of one mother who started her own life in a neglected home and came to realize how those experiences both helped and hindered the hardest, most heartbreaking, yet illuminating changes of her life, her son's addiction to opiates. "I am the mother of an addict. I'm in recovery as much as my addicted son is in recovery.” Annie learns to understand that her own dysfunctional family upbringing influences her reactions. She is a fighter, never gives up, and digs deep into her past’s successful and unsuccessful strategies, including finding several treatment centers, the good and the disappointing ones. She sets boundaries, enlists resources, and finally moves through her life with determination and acceptance. As the country struggles to address the issues of the rampant epidemic of opiate a

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