Episode 40: Helping Families Deal With Drug and Alcohol Overdose

On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Dr. Heidi Horsley interview Barbara Allen whose son, Jim, overdosed on heroin and alcohol in 2003.  She is the founder of  “Shatter the Stigma” an organization with the goal of bringing the disease of addiction into the light of hope and healing.  Joining her on the show is Dave Roberts, LMSW, CASAC, a bereaved parent and addiction professional. Both Barbara and Dave are actively involved with The Compassionate Friends. The Show will close with singer songwriter Paul Alexander singing, “Light a Candle.”  Played at memorial candle lightings around the world.

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  • THIPE PAPO says:

    I’m a 47year old family man with two kids aged 16 & 13. In 2004 i was shot by robbers at close range and left me paralysed from the waist downwards. I can’t stand up or walk. I’m trying to be strong but its not easy. People are trusted are nomore taking my calls and some are avoiding me. Sometimes I need someone who can listern to me, even if he doesn’t come with the solution to my challenge. I REALLY NEED A STRONG SUPPORT BASE.