A Wonderful Resource for Parents of Addicts

In today’s post I want to introduce you to a wonderful resource – certified Life  and Recovery Coach, Cathy Taughinbaugh.

Her website is an incredible source of  help.  Her website is for parents who are concerned about their child’s alcohol or drug use. One of her goals is to help you find peace.Cathy Taughinbaugh

“You may be feeling overwhelmed by the chaos, confusion and fear of trying to deal with your child’s substance use. Know that life can change and things can get better.

You don’t have to struggle alone!

I’ve dedicated my work to helping parents transform the anxiety and uncertainty they feel into clarity and peace of mind through personal coaching.

I’m a parent who has been in your shoes and know from the inside how hard this may be for you.”

As a certified Life Coach Cathy offers recovery coaching to parents. She clarifies that coaching is “not counseling, therapy or any form of advice giving. It does not dwell in the past, rather it leads the client toward their future with goal setting.” She offers a free 30 minute session and a 4 week coaching intensive. Parents learn to empower themselves; gain understanding about substance abuse and how it’s impacting them and their family; begin taking steps to cope better and learn how to use tools that will help them find peace.

The four-week intensive also includes:


  • One 60-minute group call per week
  • Email support
  • Calls are recorded if you cannot make the live call.
  • Participants will have access to one individual coaching session at half pr

Cathy also offers 4 to 12 week coaching with even more contact and support. For more information about her coaching sessions go to her website.

Her website offers resources for learning about prescription drug abuse, recovery support and family support (like Al-Anon). One of the resources she offers is a free download guide, 7 Ways to Find Parental Recovery When your child is Addicted.

In this guide you will:

  • Realize why it is vital you release the denial, shame, resentment and control.
  • Learn to love your child with a clear understanding of your personal boundaries.
  • Avoid being sucked into the ongoing drama.
  • Maintain your personal strength through knowledge that there is always hope for your child.

You should also check out her blog. Her last post is about denial. Excellent. I don’t have a problem with that, do you?

“Cathy explains how you can end the cycle of enabling, denial, shame and resentment. You can begin to understand your child’s struggle and take the actions necessary to help the family move forward in more positive ways.”

“There is always hope for positive change.” Always.

Our hope is in God alone. With Him, anything is possible.




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2 thoughts on “A Wonderful Resource for Parents of Addicts

  1. I am so grateful for your ministry, Dena and Tom. I follow your posts even though I rarely post a response. This column would have been a real gift to us when we had our own greatest parenting challenges. Thankfully, I had a wise uncle (psychologist/theologian) who provided the nudge for us to launch a son early, on his timetable, not our own. You are encouraging hurting parents routinely. Bless you!