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As far as they knew, the treatment had put him back on the right track.
But when he returned to college the next spring, he quickly relapsed and dropped out of school.
"I knew she felt guilty that she'd missed the signs of my addiction," he says.
At Caron, Anita met with a variety of counselors and began to accept that she couldn't take away Mike's addiction.
Anita even put Mike in touch with Chris."There aren't a lot of people you can tell when your child has drug issues, and Anita made me feel much less alone," says Maura.
In 2015, Anita self-published , a book about Mike's and her experiences, and sold it on Amazon and through her Facebook page.Cold, or maybe it was panic, crept into her fingers and toes.She began to pray that her son, Mike, was still alive.As part of the program at Caron, Anita, Michael, and their daughter, Alex, drove there to attend lectures aimed at family members. She also confronted the shame and anger she felt about her son's troubles and started to consider what role she might play in helping him heal.
Anita began to understand more about her son's drug abuse. "A lot of women think, Mike thinks his mother blamed herself in part for his descent into drug dependence.
Maura Campbell, of western Massachusetts, calls Anita "my angel." After her son Chris overdosed last year, Maura connected with Anita at the suggestion of an acquaintance.