#45: How to Support a Loved One Struggling with Addiction with Heather Ross Sun and Moon Sober Living February 6, 2023

#45: How to Support a Loved One Struggling with Addiction with Heather Ross


Heather Ross is a mother who was willing to do whatever it took to have a healthy relationship with her daughter who struggled with Substance Use Disorder.  She is a family recovery coach who is CRAFT trained and Invitation to Change Certified.

In this episode:

  • Heather’s story
  • Having a child struggle with addiction
  • Approaching your loved one with compassion rather than control
  • How to establish healthy boundaries and practice self-care
  • The importance of language
  • Shame and stigma
  • Resources for loved ones

Supporting her daughter taught her to focus on their similarities instead of their differences, be present as a mother, and love her daughter unconditionally for the 21 short years she had on this earth. After her daughter lost her life to a fentanyl overdose, Heather became even more dedicated to helping families heal.  Her clients call her an expert at helping them create peace of mind, space for change, and loving connection in their families. 

In addition to being a parent support coach Heather has over 20 years of experience in the recovery community and hosts the Living With Your Child’s Addiction Podcast.

When Heather is not helping other parents she enjoys spending time in nature with her dogs, going to sound baths on the beach, traveling, and having experiences with friends and family that create beautiful memories. 

See links below to connect with Heather and learn more about her work:

The Living With Your Child’s Addiction podcast: https://anchor.fm/heather-ross9/episodes

Free Invitation to Change Support group (it’s in progress but you can join at any time): https://heatherrosscoaching.com/invitation-to-change-group/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/heatherrosscoaching/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heatherrosscoaching

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