Addiction Angel LLC a confidential and caring professional DRUG AND ALCOHOL resource organization serving the chemically dependent population and their families. We are committed to help the person who is struggling with substance abuse and addiction as well as the parents and family members who have been affected. Our mission is to eradicate addiction through education, awareness and professional guidance. We offer professional interventions, referrals to reputable drug rehabilitation centers, support groups, educational forums, we have established relationships with a large network of qualified licensed professionals and organizations.
Alicia Reddy (RN CMI – a Certified Interventionist and Intervention Specialist) is the Director of Addiction Angel and a registered nurse on Staten Island. After directly experiencing the impact of addiction within her own family, Alicia began a personal journey and made a commitment to help individuals and their families who have been directly and indirectly affected by drug and substance addiction. And her services do not stop with getting the addict clean and sober. HER ORGANIZATION helps the parents and family members get through the recovery process. Addiction Angel is personally available to any and all people, regardless of the time of day, who need help dealing with drug and substance abuse.
How A New York Nurse Became an “Addiction Angel’
Alicia Palermo-Reddy is a nurse on Staten Island who is known as “the addiction angel.” She helps families who have been touched by addiction, and whose loved ones are struggling, according to the New York Daily News.
Palermo-Reddy did her own research, educating herself about treatment programs, support groups, and even placing restraining orders. She works with treatment programs and clinicians to get people with addiction the help they need.
She is first and foremost a mother who fights battles daily for parents to get their kids clean and sober. She has taken her personal heartache and experience with three family members who struggled with heroin addiction and made the commitment to help others who are also struggling. Alicia is a Registered Nurse and a professional interventionist. Click here read the story about Alicia
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“When we are in shame, we don’t see the big picture; we don’t accurately think about our strengths and limitations.”
We just feel alone, exposed and deeply flawed. Do you tend to feel more guilt or shame when you feel you have done something wrong?
Brené Brown’s book, I Thought It Was Just Me talks about shame and how it affects our lives. Continue Reading…
I Need To Get High
I am not your child, or spouse, or friend. I’ve changed. I don’t belong to you any more. I don’t care about you. Not in the way you want me too. I care about getting high. I WANT to get high. I will do ANYTHING to get high. I LOVE getting high. I NEED to get high.. and I will step over you to do it. When I look at you, I don’t see YOU. I see a means to an end. You have money. I want it. End of story. I don’t care if you can’t pay the rent. I don’t care if you need groceries. I don’t care if you promised you wouldn’t give me money again. I don’t care if you lie to Dad. I don’t care if you’re broke. Sell your rings, take a loan, sell your electronics, max out your credit cards, borrow the money from someone else, because if you don’t, I will STEAL it. I WILL find a way to get HIGH.
Read an except from the book “Jagged Little Edges, Life Beyond Addiction” by Lorelie Rozanno. Read the excerpt here…
7 Things I’ve learned since the loss of my child
Child loss is a loss like no other. One often misunderstood by many. If you love a bereaved parent or know someone who does, remember that even his or her “good” days are harder than you could ever imagine. Compassion and love, not advice, are what’s needed. If you’d like an inside look into why the loss of a child is a grief that lasts a lifetime, here is what I’ve learned in my seven years of trekking through the unimaginable.. Continue Reading…
7 Tips for Mothers of Adult Addicts
Before a child is born, most parents are already carrying a heavy burden. They recognize that a great deal of responsibility comes with bringing a child into this world and typically believe that every choice they make from the moment of conception onwards is going to play a role in how their child turns out.
For the most part, they may be right. Some choices made during pregnancy can definitely influence a child’s physiology and future health. Continue Reading…
Family Involvement is Important in Substance Abuse Treatment
For family and friends of drug- or alcohol-addicted individuals, addressing the addiction is one of the most difficult aspects of helping the addicted person seek treatment. Often, over time, daily family involvement has only managed to enable the addict. Family members frequently do not know how to bring up the issue of addiction therapy, and opt to ignore the problem for fear of pushing their loved one away during a confrontation or intervention.Continue Reading…