The Surrogate Family Model of Addiction Treatment for Women

Talk Recovery Radio

Today on Talk Recovery Radio, 100.5 fm on Vancouver Coop Radio Vancouver

This week Author of “Surrogate Family Model of Treatment for Women” Linda J Shaw.

This book is more than a chronicle of the birth of a specialized program of recovery for women. The Surrogate Model is a timely response to the pressing concerns of the “opiod Crisis” and the “Me Too” movement all wrapped into one. The reader is drawn into the experience of women in addiction and what it takes to walk through Charlford’s door and into the warmth of love. You are with her as she unpacks her suitcase filled with trauma, broken hearts, and a lifetime of shame. Experience the women’s pain, their fear, and their ultimate victory over addiction and death.

As Program Director and Counsellor in this place of magic for twenty years Linda has learned from clients and her own experience what women yearn for more than anything else. You will find out how that is accomplished and why she has offered to share it with the world. Executive Director of Charlford House, Miranda Vecchio has coined the Surrogate Family Model of Addiction Treatment for Women as a “Manual with Heart”. Linda herself will assist others of like mind to establish this adaptable program where and whenever needed.

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This weeks personal story is Thomas P, Thomas is a man in recovery with multiple years clean and had to find recovery from addiction with a university background.

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