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Maureen Cavanagh

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144 Maureen Cavanagh - An in-depth look into the American opioid crisis

A Different Life Story

In 2014, Maureen realized that her beautiful, talented, brilliant daughter, Katie, was addicted to heroin. Despite the fact that she was an educator and had experienced addiction in her own family growing up, she didn’t recognize the signs and as Katie spiralled deeper into the dark world of substance use disorder Maureen could find no help for herself. She decided she would become the person she needed most and now provides and advocates for family support and education.   Maureen Cavanagh is the President of Magnolia New Beginnings, a national nonprofit and peers support group with over 25,000 members, and Magnolia Recovery and Consulting Services, both founded in 2012. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.Maureen is a national public speaker on the parent perspective of addiction and the author of “If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Addiction and Recovery” published by Henry Holt/Macmillan in 2018. Maureen is the creator of the NAADAC approved Family-Focused Addiction Support Training (FAST) Program and consults on the creation and improvement of family wellness programs for those supporting a person with a substance use disorder. Maureen's 3 top tips: 1. Families can recover along with their loved ones2. Communities can educate families which will have a positive impact on substance use disorder fatalities and recurrence of symptoms in their community. 3. There are resources for families and they do not need to do this alone.  Maureen@MagnoliaCS.comMaureenCavanagh.net MagnoliaNewBeginnings.org MagnoliaRecoveryResources.com In Maureen's words: I am always happy to speak with families and introduce them to family coaching as well as pass on as many free resources to support them as possible including family meetings, online support groups and information. I also encourage treatment centers and community organizations to offer the 2-4 day training I offer.  Wait, there is more!!! Have a look at www.mystepstosobriety.com to see which other books and projects I am involved in!  And follow me on Instagram, Podcast, Facebook and Linkedin!https://www.instagram.com/adifferentlifestory https://stephanneff.podbean.com/ https://www.facebook.com/adifferentlifestory https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephan-neff-author/

59mins

16 May 2021

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143 Maureen Cavanagh - Family-Focused Addiction Training

A Different Life Story

In 2014, Maureen realized that her beautiful, talented, brilliant daughter, Katie, was addicted to heroin. Despite the fact that she was an educator and had experienced addiction in her own family growing up, she didn’t recognize the signs and as Katie spiralled deeper into the dark world of substance use disorder Maureen could find no help for herself. She decided she would become the person she needed most and now provides and advocates for family support and education.   Maureen Cavanagh is the President of Magnolia New Beginnings, a national nonprofit and peers support group with over 25,000 members, and Magnolia Recovery and Consulting Services, both founded in 2012. She holds a Master’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.Maureen is a national public speaker on the parent perspective of addiction and the author of “If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Addiction and Recovery” published by Henry Holt/Macmillan in 2018. Maureen is the creator of the NAADAC approved Family-Focused Addiction Support Training (FAST) Program and consults on the creation and improvement of family wellness programs for those supporting a person with a substance use disorder. Maureen's 3 top tips: 1. Families can recover along with their loved ones2. Communities can educate families which will have a positive impact on substance use disorder fatalities and recurrence of symptoms in their community. 3. There are resources for families and they do not need to do this alone.  Maureen@MagnoliaCS.comMaureenCavanagh.net MagnoliaNewBeginnings.org MagnoliaRecoveryResources.com In Maureen's words: I am always happy to speak with families and introduce them to family coaching as well as pass on as many free resources to support them as possible including family meetings, online support groups and information. I also encourage treatment centers and community organizations to offer the 2-4 day training I offer.  Wait, there is more!!! Have a look at www.mystepstosobriety.com to see which other books and projects I am involved in!  And follow me on Instagram, Podcast, Facebook and Linkedin!https://www.instagram.com/adifferentlifestory https://stephanneff.podbean.com/ https://www.facebook.com/adifferentlifestory https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephan-neff-author/

59mins

16 May 2021

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Episode 7: Maureen Cavanagh Discusses Families Coping During COVID-19

It Gets Better

Meet Maureen Cavanaugh, an educator, recovery coach, public speaker, founder of Magnolia New Beginnings and the author of “If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction.” Living through the nightmare of her daughter’s addiction, Cavanaugh made it her life’s work to inspire parents and families of those struggling with addiction to become advocates on their behalf.Her story in the addiction recovery world began after learning of her daughter’s struggles. Knowing that she could not fix the problem but needing to do something positive, Cavanaugh channeled her energy into advocacy. What started as a 50-person support group in Massachusetts has grown into nearly 30,000 people, nationwide, with her work featured in the New York Times and on CNN. Rather than following some of the “conventional wisdom” to isolate addicts and cut off their resources, Cavanaugh preaches a philosophy of healthy boundaries and support. As Cavanaugh has seen many times over, it gets better.Find out more about Magnolia New Beginnings at 617-291-3266, email: info@magnolianewbeginnings.org or go to: http://www.magnolianewbeginnings.org/  for more information.Remember that help is ALWAYS available 24/7 with our partners at Sunrise Detox Center. Simply call our Recovery Hotline at (855) 900-0080.

37mins

9 Apr 2021

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Maureen Cavanagh and How She Started Magnolia New Beginnings

Airing Addiction

Cathy and Lisa discuss recovery with Maureen Cavanagh, president of Magnolia New Beginnings and Magnolia Recovery and Consulting Services. Hear her story on Airing Addiction!

45mins

24 Sep 2020

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Maureen Cavanagh

Steppin' Out Radio

Discovering her daughter’s addiction to opioids forced Maureen Cavanagh into the dark work of caring for a child with addiction.  Now, she is the founder of Magnolia New Beginnings, a nonprofit peer-support group for those living with or affected by substance use disorder. She has been recognized by The New York Times, CNN, and other outlets for her work fighting the opioid crisis and the stigma that surrounds it.  Cavanagh is also the author of If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction.

28mins

15 Jan 2020

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Maureen Cavanagh

| Steppin' Out Radio

Discovering her daughter’s addiction to opioids forced Maureen Cavanagh into the dark work of caring for a child with addiction.  Now, she is the founder of Magnolia New Beginnings, a nonprofit peer-support group for those living with or affected by substance use disorder. She has been recognized by The New York Times, CNN, and other outlets for her work fighting the opioid crisis and the stigma that surrounds it.  Cavanagh is also the author of If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction.

15 Jan 2020

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Season 2 Episode 6. Special Guest (Maureen Cavanagh)

Friends In Recovery - Addiction Recovery Podcast

Today on the Friends in Recovery Podcast, hosts Jersey Ed & the Podfather Mike Miles welcome the incomparable Maureen Cavanagh -Family Addiction Recovery Coach, Educator, Author. Maureen shares the agony her family went through while trying to help her daughter through the struggles of addiction. Her daughter Katie overdosed 13 times, was resuscitated by Narcan countless times, and went through over 40 recovery programs before finding freedom from active addiction. Maureen Cavanagh is the founder of Magnolia New Beginnings, a nonprofit peer-support group for those living with or affected by substance use disorder. She has been recognized by The New York Times, CNN, and other outlets for her work fighting the opioid crisis and the stigma that surrounds it. She is also the author of “If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction,” the memoir of her personal experience that resulted in the creation of the nonprofit organization that currently has over 20,000 members and assists many people, newly in recovery, each year with safe, structured, sober housing. magnolianewbeginnings.org maureencavanagh.netPurchase a copy of the book, If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction, on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/If-You-Love-Daughters-Addiction/dp/1250297346 Jersey Ed’s Podcast Pick of the Week -Recovered Podcast hosted by Mark S. Life is seen through an AA point of view. This show has been on since 2007, and they have over 1000 episodes! @recoveredpodcasthttps://www.facebook.com/recoveredcast/The Friends in Recovery Podcast is brought to you by Genesis House Recovery (800-737-0933) and produced by Sweets Productions in Beverly, Massachusetts. Inquiries and interested speakers can reach us at help@friendsinrecoverypodcast.com. Reach out to the Podfather - Mike Miles, MSW - at Therapy Services in Chelmsford, Massachusetts at 978-459-4884.  There are many ways to help someone that is suffering from addiction. There are professionals here to help you from staging an intervention to getting counseling as a family member and anything in between. If you or a loved one needs help, reach out to our panel at help@friendsinrecoverypodcast.com. National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 The Friends in Recovery Podcast is powered by your Likes, Follows, Subscribes, and Shares!YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClK5BmDlUlVdKb9fLrkOnCQApple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/friends-in-recovery-addiction-recovery-podcast/id1345665776Facebook: www.facebook.com/friendsinrecoverypodcast/Podbean:https://addictionrecovery.podbean.com/Website: https://www.genesishouse.net/podcasts/friends-in-recovery/

48mins

24 Dec 2019

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Maureen Cavanagh

The Photo Banter

On today’s podcast I speak with creative director, photo editor, and photographer Maureen Cavanagh who is the current creative director at The Player’s Tribune. Maureen previously worked for Sports Illustrated for over 10 years as a deputy photo editor covering lots of baseball as well as large photo essays. Beyond working as a photo editor as well as shooting Maureen has volunteered her time to the Eddie Adams workshop as a producer helping young and emerging photographers. Maureen is someone who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the photo business so I was excited to hear about her journey. I hope you enjoy and thanks for listening.Instagram - @Photo_mocavanagh

49mins

2 Dec 2019

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67: If You Love Me: A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Opioid Addiction with Maureen Cavanagh

The Addicted Mind Podcast

Our guest on this episode of the Addicted Mind podcast is Maureen Cavanagh, author, and founder of Magnolia New Beginnings. Maureen’s family had a long history of addiction, but since she was not personally prone to addiction, she thought that she knew the formula to help keep her kids away from addiction as well. However, her world was suddenly shaken when one of her daughters came to her to admit that she had been experimenting with heroin. Join The Addicted Mind Podcast Facebook Group>>> Even living in an upper-middle-class neighborhood, opioids were not difficult for her daughter to find, and once she tried heroin for the first time, the road to sobriety and recovery proved to be steep. Just when Maureen thought her daughter had a handle on her addiction, it would rear its ugly head again, and she would see just how much of a hold it had on her precious child, who was now an adult. Maureen did what she believed any good parent would do: she dropped everything and rushed to her daughter’s aid, providing her with whatever she needed and paying for her to get into a treatment center again. She found out that her daughter had a “friend” who was providing her with the drugs, protecting her from her family when they came looking for her, and reviving her if and when she overdosed. Even with this barrier between them, Maureen knows of 13 times when her daughter was admitted to the hospital after an overdose, and at least 40 separate stints at treatment centers before something finally clicked. Calming The Addicted Mind - 6 Day Mindfulness Email Series theaddictedmind.com/mindfulness Maureen realized that she was on her journey during this time, which was intended to be separate from her daughter’s journey. The more Maureen tried to hold on and help her daughter get out of whatever situation she was in at the time, the farther away her daughter seemed to drift. However, when Maureen was able to let go and provide her daughter with some space, not jumping to her rescue but rather empowering her daughter to rescue herself, that was the moment when her daughter started getting better. Episode Link theaddictedmind.com/67 Somewhere after treatment center #40, the rehab took, and for the past two years her daughter has been sober with the help of her family, her therapist, her recovery coach, and her community. Maureen went against her instinct to keep family business private when she was approached by a publishing agent about sharing her story, and the hundreds of people who have messaged her since the book came out are proof that the world needed to hear the truth about what it is like to be the parent of an addict. In addition to her book, Maureen provides resources and support groups through her non-profit, Magnolia New Beginnings, which is impacting tens of thousands of people.

26mins

8 Jul 2019

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#15 — Maureen Cavanagh, Advocate, Podcaster, and Author

Buds with SUDs podcast

Fellow podcaster and author of “If You Love Me: A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Opioid Addiction” and founder of Magnolia New Beginnings, a nonprofit peer-support group for those living with or affected by substance use disorder. She has been recognized by The New York Times, CNN, and other outlets for her work fighting the opioid crisis and the stigma that surrounds it.

58mins

6 May 2019

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