If you think it’s hard to watch, Imagine how hard it is to LIVE. ~Taylor Rhodes Jr.

Stopping the Stigma

Second Mountain

Twenty-Three Things Taylor Taught me. June 17, 2022 On the first anniversary of Taylor’s death, I wrote this list.  Twenty-One things Taylor taught me.  Today in heaven he is twenty-three.  Every day I  try to honor him because he’s worth honoring.  Hears to twenty-three beautiful boy.  As Taylor’s mom I have learned so many lessonsContinue reading “Second Mountain”

Demand Better

This documentary powerfully tells the story of three families who struggle with Substance Use Disorder and why we need to do better in how we manage pain in this country. Our family could have been in this documentary. This story is our story and the story of far too many families. June use to signalContinue reading “Demand Better”

Band of Brothers

When Taylor started this journey, I didn’t realize how many beautiful people and and families we would meet. Families with children who were struggling with Substance Use Disorders. Families that were holding on by a thread. When Taylor was in a collegiate recovery program in Raleigh, NC he made some amazing friends. The kind youContinue reading “Band of Brothers”

There is Always HOPE.

This is for all the people that are struggling to hold on while loving someone struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD). This morning I was returning a text to a friend, whose son is in inpatient treatment for SUD once again. Her message said in short, this is such a rollercoaster and it feelsContinue reading “There is Always HOPE.”

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