Ep001: Katie Donovan – A Mother’s Addiction Journey
After experiencing the addiction journey with her daughter Brittany, Katie left her career, in order to focus on family recovery.
She has now dedicated her life to guiding others through the overwhelming process of finding quality treatment for substance abuse, coaching families through their own recovery, and a consultant for the treatment industry.
Katie is the Executive Vice President of the non-profit FAN-Families Against Narcotics, on the Executive Committee for a Michigan opiate task force Operation Rx, and a national speaker on addiction.
Katie is also one of the leading forces behind the creation of Hope Not Handcuffs which led her to being presented the PAARI 2017 Leadership Award.
Katie is a professionally trained and certified Family Recovery Coach as well as an Addictions Recovery Coach and Interventionist.
Katie and her daughter Brittany also co-founded a blog, where they dig deep about their journey.
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I’m back with a special episode. I, like many, have struggled a lot this past year. But I’ve found some wonderful help, I am so grateful.
Manny Mendez from FOREEL Recovery joins me today to talk about how they are connecting art and recovery.
Today I’m talking to my friend, Aundre Washington. He shares his personal experience of darkness and what it means to not give up.
A wonderful conversation I had with the amazing Stacy Fisher, who is an incredible self-care “guru.” A certified dietician, hilarious, compassionate, fun, but such a beautiful light. We talk about some of the bigger things in life, things that bring joy… the “deep” stuff.
I wanted to let you know that if you are struggling with anything, whatever it is that you’re going through, if you’re struggling right now, just know that you’re not alone. And I too have been struggling over the last six months.
It’s not a ride I want to be on, but I find myself back and feeling all the emotions that come when you discover your loved one has relapsed.
What’s been happening? During this episode, I chat with you a little bit about what’s been going on in my world. I know my last episode kind of left things in just a state of flux. I had recorded kind of what I was going through at that moment and I try hard to be as transparent as I can with this podcast while also respecting my daughter. I feel really, really blessed because my daughter is so supportive of what I’m doing…
Tonight, I’m recording this episode from an old familiar place. I recently learned that my daughter, who had been doing so well. Left rehab after 15 months. She just walked away from it. All the hard work. The relationships that she’d built. Right now, this second, I am sickened with worry, fear, and feelings of guilt … wondering what went wrong? What did I miss? And why?
Today, I want to talk about traditions and how hard we push ourselves to recreate old memories, perhaps memories from a time when things were easier and how hard that is to do realistically, because we’ve changed.
Hi everyone, it has been a little while since I’ve recorded an episode but I have been thinking about you and I want to thank everyone for the encouragement and support.