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“I had to forgive myself”

At the Mother’s Day Celebration, Alexis was one of two residents from our family center who spoke about their experiences in treatment. Imani is a mother of three. Good morning, my name is Imani. I’m 31 years old and I am in treatment with my one-year-old daughter, Aaliyah. My…

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“My entire mindset finally changed”

At the Mother’s Day Celebration, Alexis was one of two residents from our family center who spoke about their experiences in treatment. Alexis is in treatment with her four-year-old daughter. Good morning, my name is Alexis. I’m 32 years old and mother to 4-year-old Penelope. This is my second…

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Together

There’s No Such Thing as Other People’s Children Part 5 “It’s nice to feel loved by people who need love.” -Tracey, Odyssey House Client and Mom How do you like to start your day? At Odyssey House, we like to begin each day positively, affirming our commitment…

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For parents with substance use disorder, advocates call for resource and support instead of family separation

With treatment often difficult to access – especially for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) families – intervention from child protective services usually stops short of providing the resources families need. Journalist Pamela Appea of Prism talked to mothers in treatment at the George Rosenfeld Center for Recovery about…

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