Join Maureen Cavanagh on Recovery Radio as she discusses her book "If You Love Me: A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Opioid Addiction". Discover how she founded Magnolia New Beginnings, a non-profit support group for those affected by addiction.
New Beginnings: A Mother's Journey Through Addiction
My standard sentence I said a million times to her is I will do anything I can to help you if you want to get into recovery.
Maureen Cavanagh, founder of Magnolia New Beginnings and author of "If You Love Me: A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Opioid Addiction", recently appeared on Recovery Radio to discuss her experiences with addiction and recovery. Cavanagh's journey began when her daughter, Katie, began experimenting with alcohol and marijuana in high school. Despite their close relationship, Cavanagh was unaware of the extent of her daughter's struggles until she was in the throes of addiction.
During the podcast, Cavanagh shared the challenges of dealing with a loved one's addiction, including the constant fear and worry that comes with the territory. She also discussed the importance of peer support and founded Magnolia New Beginnings, a non-profit support group for those affected by addiction.
Cavanagh emphasized the need for community support in addiction recovery, as well as the reality of on-the-job training for those helping loved ones in recovery. She also spoke candidly about the struggles of relapse and the impact of addiction on personal relationships.
Despite the challenges, Cavanagh remains hopeful and encouraged listeners to view addiction as a disease rather than a moral failing. Her story serves as a reminder of the importance of compassion, understanding, and support in the journey of addiction recovery.
Listen to the full episode now on alcoholfree.com.