An hour with Patricia Rosen, Publisher of Sober World Magazine
June 26, 2017
Hosted by Ray Lynch
We will be speaking with Patricia Rosen, the Publisher of Sober World Magazine. Patricia launched the Sober World Magazine in 2011 after her son Steven died from a prescription drug overdose. This tragedy led her to launch the magazine as a means of giving back to families who are suffering the perils of addiction. She wanted to provide a comprehensive resource that provides education about addiction and the resources that are available to aid in recovery. Her goal is to help eliminate the stigma associated with addiction, present quality resources, and to educate people on addiction and to try to prevent another tragedy from occurring. She believes this can only be done by educating the public and bringing awareness to the problem.
Miracles in Recovery
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On Miracles in Recovery we discuss all aspects of addiction and recovery and how they affect our families, communities, and the relationships within them. Join us for answers on how twelve step recovery programs can work in the lives of addicts and their families. We are also open to discuss any alternative options that have been working in your life as well. It starts by looking in the mirror. Hope is in your corner.
I was born and raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where my parents divorced when I was nine years old. When my mother remarried, two step-brothers and a step-sister joined my older sister and two younger brothers. If you are thinking “Brady Bunch,” you kind of have the picture (but not G-rated like the TV version).
As a teenager I became a commercial fisherman, and that is where my life took a destructive turn. The waterfront was rampant with heroin and cocaine use and I endured many years of active addiction that finally rendered me homeless, helpless and loveless. I joined the Marine Corps in 1982 to try to get away from my surroundings but found myself back in the same boat after my time in the service ended.
My life changed for the better on February 28, 1989 when I fortunately became a MIRACLE IN RECOVERY. Since then, I have made it my quest to give back what was given to me, one day at a time without the obsessive restrictions of active addiction.
My life is second to none today and I encourage you to become a MIRACLE IN RECOVERY as well. Listen in as I share my experience, strength, and hope that an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live.
My message is hope and the promise of freedom.