An Open Letter to Greg Williams:

You are Not Alone. This letter is written in response to the letter Facing Addiction Co-Founder Greg Williams wrote that appeared in the Guardian two days ago. (See link below to read Greg’s letter) Dear Greg, I read your open…

read more →
The Ferris Wheel

By Lisa Fell Costa BALM® Family Recovery Coach and Loving Parent The journey that we face as parents of a child in recovery has often been referred to as a “Roller Coaster Ride.”  Those of us who have experienced the…

read more →
The BALM – A Two Prong Approach

This week it came to my attention that we have some BALMers who are wondering about the family’s role in their loved one’s recovery, so I thought I would write a bit about it to clarify the BALM® approach. This…

read more →
BALM Coach Shares Her Story

By Lisa Costa, BALM® Coach and Recovering Family Member As a mother of two son’s suffering from opiate addiction, my life was filled with hopelessness and despair for several years.  I was a loving caring mother who always nurtured, supported,…

read more →