Broken Open: A Mother's Journey to Survive Her Children's Addiction and Mental Illness

Broken Open: A Mother's Journey to Survive Her Children's Addiction and Mental Illness

by Maureen Towns


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You imagined the perfect life for your child. But mental illness had other plans.

You hate to see your child struggle and always work to solve their problems. But when those problems include addiction, self-harm, psychosis, or alcohol abuse, they need help-and so do you. You don't have to face this alone.

In Broken Open, parenting and family consultant Maureen Towns shares her journey through her teenage kids' mental illnesses to help parents find freedom in chaos. Part memoir and part guide, Broken Open shows you how to empower your children to reclaim their lives, without losing yourself in the process.

In this book, you'll discover:

  • How to find the right therapy, treatment, or facility your teen actually needs for a successful recovery.
  • Six steps to recognize and stop codependent parenting tendencies to put you and your family on a healthy path forward.
  • Why validation is the key to stronger relationships with your children and how to build better trust.
  • Nine ways to develop compassionate boundaries to honor your emotional and physical health, not your kids' behavior.
  • How to use self-care strategies to prioritize your own emotions, manage anxiety, and parent with clarity.

Filled with rich true stories from a mother who fought to put her family on a sober path, Broken Open is your path back to calm. If you're losing yourself while supporting a struggling child or unsure how to help without hurting, buy Broken Open today!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994856692
Publisher: Maureen Towns and Associates
Publication date: 01/12/2021
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 519,930
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Maureen Towns BScN, MA is a relationship mentor with over 25 years of nursing experience in both public and private health care across Canada. After experiencing mental illness and addiction with her own children, she founded Maureen Towns Consulting to help families struggling to care for their own loved ones. Her work with parents inspires them to rediscover themselves within chaotic and challenging situations. Maureen hosts the Broken Open Podcast. Born in Ontario, Maureen currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. Visit for more.

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