Helping addicted teens find hope and recovery

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Helping addicted teens find hope and recovery

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I have dealt with two children who have had addiction issues, and it can be very, very difficult. It's hard to lose a child, I have lost a child physically in this life time, but you can also lose a child through addiction. Hanging on the belief that recovery is possible and supporting our young people in what ever path they find to that recovery. I have two sons who have been in recovery for a long time - what they call long-term recovery from substance abuse issues, and both of them found their way to that recovery very differently, but it's about supporting what works.

Learn about: Helping addicted teens find hope and recovery from Shannon Crossbear,...

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Shannon Crossbear

Native American Elder

Shannon CrossBear is a beautiful, powerful, spiritual Ojibwe and Irish woman. Shannon is an enrolled member of Fort William First Nation of the Lake Superior Ojibwe, which is located in Ontario, Canada.  She has lived on the shores of Lake Superior for the majority of her life and currently resides within the boundaries of the United States in Hovland, Minnesota. Wabagoness, her given name in Ojibwemoin, is a daughter, sister, mother and grandmother. Shannon has been a story teller for an audience of relatives and friends for many years.  As a columnist for the Cook Country News Herald she wrote over 200 hundred article under the heading Mino- Biimadizawin (the good path/life).Her purpose is to demonstrate and promote gentle healing. She expresses her commitment to healing through her business Strongheart Resource Development. Conditions within Ms. CrossBear’s family of origin and community cement her commitment to improving conditions for children, their families and communities.

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