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The Heartache and Healing of Substance Use Disorder | The Scoop on Cathy’s Inspirational Ebook

Mood Disorders

If you’re visiting a site chatting mood disorders and anxiety disorders, I’m guessing drug and alcohol abuse isn’t unfamiliar subject matter. Chipur friend Cathy Taughinbaugh has a sweet ebook waiting for you. I think you’ll find it inspirational, so I’m bringing you the scoop…

It has been my privilege to interview all 28 of these amazing people, to listen to their experiences, their advice and their hopes for the future. What I’ve learned is that we are all in this together and together we can make a difference.

Cathy started her website, CathyTaughinbaugh.com, five years ago. Her motivation? Well, it was to share her experience with the substance use of two of her children.

Initially, blogging was a form of therapy for Cathy. Yeah, but then she bumped into others who shared her concerns, including groups of parents, many of whom had an online presence of their own.

Bottom-line: Cathy shared the passion of parents who were concerned about their children’s health and safety. So her online mission soared beyond her therapy needs to making a difference in the lives of others.

Along the way, Cathy earned credentials in parent coaching, life coaching, and life and recovery coaching. Add that to her bachelor’s in psychology and a teaching credential and you end up with a resourceful – powerful – helping professional. She lives and works in Contra Costa County, CA.

Catch these thoughts from Cathy…

Many young lives are being derailed by drug and alcohol use. Too many are not living up to all they can be because they are falling into the trap of numbing themselves with alcohol or drugs.

This situation is never what any parent expected or intended. They enter unchartered waters, not prepared for what lies ahead when their child begins using drugs and alcohol, sometimes to spiral out of control. Fear takes over and parents are often left struggling for months or even years to make sense of it all.

AddictionParents to Ph.Ds: 28 interviews with people who share heartache, wisdom and healing from first-hand experience with substance use disorder

In her effort to assist anyone somehow involved with substance use disorder, Cathy presents an inspirational ebook containing 28 interviews with folks who know it first-hand.

A few names?

David Sheff, author of the New York Times best-seller Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest TragedyChristopher Kennedy Lawford, author, activist, actor, Tommy Rosen, yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert.

Cathy explains…

It has been my privilege to interview all 28 of these amazing people, to listen to their experiences, their advice and their hopes for the future. What I’ve learned is that we are all in this together and together we can make a difference.

Since every experience is different, I hope as you read these interviews you will come away with information that makes sense for your personal situation. You will read a variety of approaches from people who have been there and have in-depth knowledge about substance use disorder.

So what kind of info does Cathy bring our way? Well, the best way I know to get a feel for a book is to review its Table of Contents. Here are just 10 of Cathy’s interviews…

I’m thinkin’ you get the idea. Right? Cathy has gone to great lengths to interview folks who have a wonderful personal perspective on substance use disorder. Best part is, Cathy brings them to us because she truly cares and wants to foster understanding and growth.

Doggone sweet, if you ask me…

The Final Chapter

Chipur is a haven of sharing, learning, and healing for those in the midst of mood disorders and anxiety disorders. Fact of the matter is, problems with drugs and alcohol often come along for the ride. So Cathy’s ebook is a great fit here.

Parents to Ph.Ds is a worthy experience, folks. Cathy did a marvelous job. But that’s so typical of her heart – and hard work.

Check it out!

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  • Hi Bill, Thank you for posting this review of my ebook! I appreciate your efforts and enjoy your style of writing. It is upbeat and positive which we all need with this serious topic. Take care.

    • You’re welcome, Cathy. Thanks for the ebook and the opportunity to write. The lights shine on you!

      Bill

  • Great interview Bill and Cathy, and thank you, Cathy, for writing such an important resource of anyone trying to understand the family disease of addiction. Loved your intro, Bill, and couldn’t agree with you more, “Along the way, Cathy earned credentials in parent coaching, life coaching, and life and recovery coaching. Add that to her bachelor’s in psychology and a teaching credential and you end up with a resourceful – powerful – helping professional.”

    • Appreciate your visit and comment, Lisa. I know you know Cathy and her work. And you know what a great helping professional she is…

      Bill