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If you love me : a mother's journey through her daughter's opioid addiction

Cavanagh, Maureen (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 1250297346
  • ISBN: 9781250297341
  • Physical Description: xiii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-203).
Summary, etc.: The founder of the Magnolia New Beginnings nonprofit peer-support group shares the story of her confrontation with the opioid epidemic in the wake of her daughter's sudden and brutal battle with substance abuse.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 September #1
    Debuting author Cavanagh shares a personal side of the U.S. opioid crisis. Cavanagh's daughter, Katie, started experimenting with drugs in high school. Only when Cavanagh discovered Katie's theft of treasured family jewelry did she realize how bad her daughter's drug use had become. Living in a small town outside Boston, she painstakingly tried to keep Katie's heroin addiction secret, but when Katie wound up on the police blotter, arrested for prostitution, Cavanagh realized secrecy would not save her daughter—or herself. In a 180-degree turn, she opened up and sought out other families dealing with substance abuse, helped other addicts when she couldn't help Katie, and even founded a nonprofit dedicated to the cause. Cavanagh's writing is honest and straightforward, her pace fast and tone foreboding; all this makes for a page-turner that puts readers beside her on the emotional roller coaster that dealing with a loved one's substance abuse is. Perfect for readers anticipating the upcoming film Beautiful Boy, based on David Sheff's bestselling 2007 memoir. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Maureen Cavanagh is the founder of Magnolia New Beginnings, a nonprofit peer-support group for those living with or affected by substance use disorder. She has been recognized by The New York Times, CNN, and other outlets for her work fighting the opioid crisis and the stigma that surrounds it.

Subject: Cavanagh, Maureen
Opioid abuse
Parents of drug addicts Biography
Women drug addicts Family relationships Biography
Daughters Drug use
Mothers and daughters
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