Interview with Author Annie Highwater - Recovered 816
Release Date: 05/13/2017
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Annie is Author of the memoir
A mother’s story of Unhitching from the roller coaster of her son’s addiction.
Annie, in your book you share how those experiences both helped and hindered what would be the hardest, most heartbreaking, challenge of your life-- your son’s addiction to opiates.
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Today, we have the return of author Annie Highwater with us in the studio.
Annie, welcome back to the Recovered Podcast studio.
Annie, I’m going to have Anna introduce you to our listeners.
Anna take it from here
Author Annie Highwater is a long distance runner, health and wellness advocate and a fanatical researcher of behavioral science, family pathology and concepts of dysfunction and conflict. Annie resides in Columbus, Ohio where she has worked in the insurance industry. She also enjoys writing, yoga and visiting her son in Southern California as often as possible.
Annie’s links will be in the show notes
Annie, welcome to the Recovered Studio
I know we have had you in studio before, but for those who
may not have
heard our previous episode, tell us a brief summary of your story.
First of all, how is you dog ????
Well, what has happened to you since we last saw each other last fall?
Tell us about
Your recent articles you have written.
What about service work, what have you been doing?
I understand you are writing for the web site
allies in recovery.net, tell us more.
You mentioned book #2 coming soon, what can we expect?
What have you learned since last fall.
How have you seen your higher power at work in your recovery?
What was the #1 thing that held you back in your recovery lately?
What good advice have you received recently?
What is something that is working in your life right now?
What would you say to the parent who is struggling with their addicted child?
Thank you for joining us today
So Remember; abandon yourself to God and admit your faults. Clear away the wreckage of
your past and give freely. God bless and see you next time.