In 2008, Barbara Theodosiou, a South Florida mother of four, found out that two of her sons were addicted to drugs. Overwhelmed by the pain, not knowing where to turn, she almost succumbed to every mother’s nightmare. Lying in the pit of her bed, despair swallowed her every waking hour.
Barbara Theodosiou’s son Daniel Montalbano left rehab soon after this interview was published. After going missing for a week, his body was found in a morgue in South Florida. On April 7, The Addict’s Mom held a candlelight vigil on Facebook in his memory,Lights of Love: Remembering Daniel Francis Montalbano(1991-2015).]
By taking that first step and starting The Addict’s Mom as a Facebook page, Barbara Theodosiou began a movement that has grown to help countless thousands across the country. United behind the credos of “Sharing without Shame,” and “Together We Really Are Stronger,” thousands of mothers have joined The Addict’s Mom group fan pages on Facebook. The Addict's Mom launched a free membership site, giving mothers support, valuable low-cost resources to help their addicted children and a place to share with other mothers. For the whole story read more at https://www.thefix.com/content/addicts-mom-Barbara-Theodosiou-john-lavitt0326