I was an author and grandmother living in Salt Lake City, Utah. I co-authored the book, Drugs Make You Un-Smarter, with my fifteen-year-old granddaughter, Savanna Peterson, telling teens about the dangers of drugs.
To get our anti-drug message out, we needed a newspaper interview. I sent out a press release, but not everyone picks up on a release. I searched online for the phone number for the Salt Lake Tribune. I have found in the past that the quickest way to get an interview was:
Savanna Peterson’s family has a long history of addiction, but Savanna chose to rise above it. Co-Author of Drugs Make You Un-Smarter, Savanna Peterson is interested in a non-violent, drug-free lifestyle.
Vanessa is the founder of Radical Parenting and the author of “You’re
Grounded,” which she wrote when she was 17. She is now traveling around
the world to interview families for her new book, “Parenting is Flat.”
She is headed to South America for five weeks to interview forty-five families. She has interns all over the world. She recently worked with Tokyo Interns to interview families in that country. The main question on her mind—Does the Internet Bring Families Closer? This book is not yet published, but the topic is showing a growing interest from people around the world.
My son Fred is a recovering heroin addict. The journey our family started
When he was in his late teens spanned 19 years of deception, discovery, recovery, and setbacks. I am not a substance abuser, but as the wife of a functioning alcoholic and mother of two sons with addictions, as well as being an adult child of an alcoholic, I almost lost myself trying to keep everyone afloat. I spent twenty-one years in counseling and attending Al-Anon meetings to help me recover from abuse, blaming myself, and enabling the addicts in my life.
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