Resources for Families and Friends of People Seeking Recovery from Addiction
Columbus, Georgia, United States Community
How Nancy Came to Create a Mobile App from our Indiegogo Campaign
March 10, 2013
Our resources (8,700+ links) are only available on smartphones and tablets. We are trying to get funding for the app for Windows and Chromebook...
Some links for family that have lost someone recently to heroin overdose
January 10, 2015
Comment on Arianna Huffington's post on retirement
Friday, September 5, 2014
Nancy Carter Daniels I'm 64 and have never been busier. I had 3 degrees and 4 different careers before I had my daughter at 35. When she was 22, we were introduced to the Addiction & Recovery community through with her addiction to pills. After an intervention, detox and all kinds of treatment and therapy over a year and a half, she has been in long term recovery for 3 years next week. While she followed her path which included study abroad in Uganda and working with prison inmates to translate the Big Book and a Social Work degree, my path has paralleled hers. Since I had experience in mental health and computers (IBM, consulting and training with computers as desktops were introduced in the early 1980's) and then as a family member learning about substance use disorder, I developed a mobile app for families with over 7,000 links. So instead of slowing down, I've been working 10 - 15 hour days for over 2 years and leave in 2 weeks for 5 weeks as I try to promote naloxone awareness. Tennessee passed legislation without funding or a pilot program so we are hoping to educate both families and professionals and to provide training through videos and handouts on the app. There are moments that I would like to relax more and follow more of your suggestions in Thrive (it's in the app under self-care) like sleep. But working with my staff of mostly high school students and young adults (8 - 15 employees from 16 to 40) could not be more invigorating! Please post links from the conference.