A Mother's Addiction Journey
Katie Donovan, author, life coach and keynote speaker, reflects on the past ten years: how addiction turned her world upside down and how much light recovery has brought into her and her daughter's life.
(1hr10mins) In this episode of Coming Up for Air, Annie Highwater and Katie Donovan share thoughts about how the active addiction of their children affected their whole family. Invested in helping their kids overcome addiction, they both questioned their own behavior, only to grow, heal and become stronger women, mothers, and individuals.
Check out Katie Donovan's website: amothersaddictionjourney.com
"I had spent so many years feeling alone, isolated, and guilty and I wasn’t sure what to do, or how to handle things.
I understand. I have been there. I am still here! I know your pain, your constant fear, your struggle to get out of bed some days […]. With this blog, I share some very raw and personal stories of my own 10-year journey with my beautiful daughter Brittany. But it is MORE than that…
It’s about coming together to empower each other to become the best that we can be.
It’s about creating a judgement free space where we can cry one minute and laugh like crazy the next.
It’s about healing as a woman, and as a family."
Annie Highwater is a Writer, Speaker, Podcast Host and Family Advocate. She has a particular interest in family pathology and concepts of dysfunction, addiction, alcoholism and conflict. Annie published her memoir, Unhooked: A Mother’s Story of Unhitching from the Roller Coaster of Her Son’s Addiction, in 2016. Her story sheds light on the personal challenges facing the affected parents and family members and illustrates how family dynamics both help and hinder the recovery process. Annie’s second book, Unbroken, Navigating the Madness of Family Dysfunction, Addiction, Alcoholism and Heartache was published in August of 2018. She resides in Columbus, Ohio and enjoys writing, long distance running, hiking, the great outdoors and visiting her son in California as often as possible.