I’m sorry, please forgive me, thank you, I love you
Welcome to DearJack.love
This website offers valuable insight and resources to those families living with someone struggling with addiction or suffering from the loss of a loved one to addiction. The author has written a book, Dear Jack, that chronicles her first-hand experience dealing with her son’s struggle with addiction and his subsequent death from an overdose. Within these pages you will find a host of helpful resources and tools for navigating through these difficult times and recovering from unimaginable loss.
Dear Jack – A Love Letter (the book)
Love never dies. The essence of our true self, our child self is what is left. The little boy, who rode a bike at two, caught a shark at five, drove a car at ten, smoked pot at thirteen, got arrested at fifteen, went to rehab at seventeen, went to college at eighteen, went to rehab again at nineteen and again at twenty, died April 1, 2015 at twenty one, my son, Jack. The anguish of my loss is unbearable.
I compiled my thoughts into a manuscript and decided to publish with the hope that my story of love, grief, addiction and healing will meet someone exactly when and where they need it.
I will continue seeking resources, success stories, healing and spiritual tools and post them on my website, dearjack.love. Determined to do something about the epidemic of opioid addiction, I hope to discover alternative healings, support individualized treatments and remove the stigma of addiction.
All proceeds from the book Dear Jack, a love letter will be directed to the
Jackson Scott Conroy Foundation, dedicated to the support of teens suffering from addiction with scholarship funding for treatment.
The book, Dear Jack, a love letter will be available for pre-order soon from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Actual ship date is May 15. Sorry for the delay. I am new to the publishing world…
“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” Margret Meade.
Addiction chooses no favorites
I am in awe of the different shapes and sizes, colors and personalities we all come in. Addiction chooses no favorites. It sneaks in when we may be out of balance, disharmony within. It finds the opening. Here I offer signs of addiction, what addiction is, and what it isn’t.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
There are many paths to recovery. Due to our uniqueness in the world, I have come to realize that the “one size fits all” approach to addiction is flawed. Discover the traditional and the non-traditional approaches to manage the disease of addiction through recovery options offered here.
“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.”
Healing is an inside job. For ourselves and for those afflicted with the disease of addiction. No one can do it for us. It is hard work and it is painful. There are many options just like there are people, for healing. Here I provide some alternative and creative tools for healing. Be patient, it could take a very long time.
“It’s not resources but resourcefulness that ultimately makes the difference.” Tony Robbins
This section will continue to grow as I do. Literature, workshops, legislation, advances, innovation will show up here. As new information is available I will make it available to those who seek it.