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18 years ago I took the most difficult walk of my life ā€“ through the doors of a local treatment centre. I found in recovery, everything I’d been searching for in alcohol and drugs. Growing up in an alcoholic home I understand first-hand, the importance of a healthy family. I’m an alcohol and drug counselor, author, mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, foster parent, sister and friend. I’m passionate about helping others to recover from the effects of addiction. I hope the honesty found in my books and on my blog, will inspire addicts and their families to reach out for help. I want people to know there is hope, so I’m telling…on addiction!

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  1. Jeanette Mckenzie

    Hi . I Odered 3 of the jagged littles edges books , hoping you can help me as I have not received these books order approx 3 months ago .

    • Lorelie

      Hi Jeanette, who did you order them from?

  2. Jodene

    You have managed to put in words all my thoughts and feelings, from my addiction thru my recovery! I have a long story that I think God has been wanting me to share but haven’t been able to! Thank you so much!

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  4. Lorelie, I love your stuff! Thanks for what you do.

    Do you take post submissions from other bloggers? My name is John Mabry. I’m a recovering alcoholic/addict. I work for Addiction Campuses and my wife and I blog about our journey. Here’s a sample of one of our addiction-related blogs: https://mabryliving.com/2015/11/13/naming-the-addiction-led-me-to-forgiveness/

    If you ever post content from other bloggers we’d love to have you share some of our work. You can take something we’ve already written from https://mabryliving.com/ or we could write something new for you.

    • Lorelie

      Thank you John! I’d be happy to share ab article of yours. Why don’t you choose the one you think best suits my page?

      Best wishes!

  5. Alan Boyd

    Hi Lorelie, may I ask, what is the best tip you can share about starting my own recovery blog?

    Respectfully,

    Alan
    ajbf150@gmail.com

  6. Gail

    I just read “I Need to Get High”. What an amazing piece of writing. As the Mom of 2 heroin addicts, I’ve read everything I can get my hands on in order to grasp what happened to my beloved children. Never, ever have I come across anything that so perfectly depicted the loss of their souls to the beast of addiction. This should be required reading for everyone who loves an addict.

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    • Patty

      Amen!

    • Luanne

      Where did you find this writing? Is it book?

      • Lorelie

        Hi Luanne,
        I wrote the Jagged trilogy on addiction. As a recovering addict and addiction counselor Iā€™m able to help my readers understand addiction in a way that few people can. Feel free to check out the books by clicking this link. All the best! http://www.amazon.com/Jagged-Little-Edges-Lorelie-Rozzano-

  7. suzie culpepper-dunson

    I helped my husband bury his son 29 last wednesday. The day before the funeral we had to create and plan, the bondman took my daughter back to jail for being late on her payment. They looked to me and i sure dont have it now…this letter to my daughter you wrote feels right for me to send…i tried to get her to know they would do what they did if she was late. She has grieved her own two kids so hard and for her life seems so hopeless…now thinking she wont see her kids for years over prison…i dont know if now would be the right time to say that to her? Could it be?

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  8. Sheila

    Is there a 3rd book to your Jagged Little Edges and Lies books? I have devoured them faster than any other book in a long time and am SO APPRECIATIVE for what I’ve learned from them.

    • Lorelie

      Yes there is. I’m writing it now and close to the finish line!

  9. Lorraine

    Hi just read your story on fb really trying with recovery but I’ve a drug worker plus a doctor who not helping me could u give any advice thanks it would be most helpful

    • Lorelie

      Hi Lorraine,

      YOu could try NA meetings. Or switch doctors, or tell the one you have you’re struggling with addiction. Or you can call this number if you’re looking for support. 1 888 614-2379. Stay desperate and willing. You can do this.

  10. heather

    Is there a local bookstore that i can purchase these books? Or only on amazon?

    • Lorelie

      Hi Heather, some book stores have them. You’d have to call your local stores and ask. YOu can also ask your librarian to purchase them for loan, or lastly, you can get them online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble in paper back or e version.

  11. Valerie

    So excited to read your books and this webpage i am very new into my recovery 43 days today but im in love with all the blogs and books and information there is out there to help me understand and see what others have done to face the addiction. Thank you!!

    • Lorelie

      Nice to meet you Valerie. Stay the course, it is SO worth it!

  12. Terri Doyle

    Is there a way to get a copy of the dear mom and dad letter . I lost my 33 yr old son only child to addiction (prescription drugs) 4 years ago this July . Seen this letter this morning and it just hit home . Thank you so much for sharing .

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    • Lorelie

      Hi Terri,

      I’m so sorry for the loss of your precious son. You can copy and paste this onto your browser. Or I can e mail you a copy if you’d like to private message me on face book. You’ll find me under Lorelie Rozzano Author.

  13. Patsy Farrow

    Your information is so knowledgeable. The letters help so many people that I have sent them to. It reminds them that they most of the time could not help with the addiction their love one was suffering.

    Thank you.

  14. Cyndie Basford

    I am the Mother of an addict daughter who is 2 months into treatment. Finding much I can relate to in the few things I have read here. I was definitely her enabler and first go to person. Her drug of choice is Heroin and it is so scary.

    • Lorelie

      Cyndie, there is much to be learned. Addiction is a family illness. Everyone needs support. Healthy boundaries are a must! Reaching outside the family circle for help, will initiate these changes.Good luck!

  15. David Greenspan

    Lorelie,

    How are you? Well, I hope.

    I just found your blog and am a fan! I like the no nonsense way you break down both active addiction and recovery. It’s rare to find someone that writes HONESTLY about what it’s like. Thank you for spreading the message of hope!

    I write the blog for a treatment center called Lighthouse Recovery Institute. Find our blog here http://lighthouserecoveryinstitute.com/category/addiction-articles/. I’ve covered just about all areas of addiction and recovery.

    Anyway, if you like the writing I’ve done, I’d love to be featured on your Resources list. I’m also always open to guest blogging. If you’re interested in either, let me know. If not, no worries at all. Like I said before, thanks for spreading the message and keep it up.

    Best,
    David

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  17. Jackie B

    I am a writer and director of recovery plays. My recent play on the history of the 12-step movement is being performed in Atlanta, GA during the week of the 14th International Conference of A.A. and I would like to send you a press release so you can consider posting some information on your website. Do you have a contact email I could use?

    Thank you for all you do!

    Jackie B.
    http://www.recoveryplaysofjackieb.org

    • Lorelie

      Hi Jackie, please pm me on face book and I can put it up. Congrats on your play!

  18. Linda

    Can you please e- mail the article you just posted with the phases of enabling. I have 2 grandparents that really need to read it! Before not there grandaughters my daughter’s die from Heroin addiction! Thank you

  19. marriette

    I am the.mother of an addict..we all fight tha sam fight i a sense..lets unite..

  20. Cheryl-Lee Sager

    I sincerely hope that Lorelie herself, gets to read this message, for that is who this is intended for. I too was a wife (divorced now) am a mother and a grandmother, but have never suffered with my own addiction, other than nicotine but have quit. Instead, I grew up with it, my father was an alcoholic, and worse…I lost a 17 year old son to an addiction a few years ago. I have a question that I am hoping you can help me with Lorelie, how do I get on a path where I can do some public speaking about my story to help others who have children fighting addictions or bereaved families who have lost a child or loved one to an addiction? I am currently a Financial Advisor (12 years) but I have a degree in psychology and not only have I done a lot of public speaking in the past (not on this subject), but I have recently done an intervention of sorts with two young adults who are children of a friend of mine. That Sunday afternoon that I spent with those two young people, turned their lives completely around and told me that I am needed out there. I want to find a way to share my story and help people, but I can not financially just quit my career and hit the road so to speak. My sons addiction cost me my financial security and I am not young anymore (just turned 50). Any advice or direction from you would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Cheryl-Lee Sager

    • Lorelie

      Hi Cheryl,
      I am so sorry for the loss of your son. 17, he was only a baby! Teens need to hear your message! I’d start with your local high schools and upper grade elementary schools. Grade 6 and up. The younger kids can be more teachable than the older teens. Contact treatment services in your area and offer to come in and share your story. Start a blog, or a face book page in memory of your son and share his story. Those are just a few ideas. I hope they help!

  21. Paula long

    i went to santafe Recovery centre! Did you work there?! Your name is just so familiar! I was impatient at a residential tx. Centre.

  22. I am releasing my first book for publication on Monday. Any hints to marketing you can give would be appreciated!

    • Congrats on your book. Book reviews sell books, you might want to start by focusing there. You will need to get your name ‘out there’ By hiring a PR person they can walk you through what works and what doesn’t. Best of luck!

    • Thank you Anna Rose Meeds! I think you’re pretty terrific too!

  23. THANK YOU Lorelie for stopping by my blog, and for your kind words! Lets stay in touch, and do a little networking together šŸ™‚ I’d love to put your link on blog recovery resource page?? Best of Luck with your book, God Bless, Catherine