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November 1, 2018

First experience with addiction treatment

I've only been actively involved in the addiction treatment industry for a relatively short amount of time.  My first knowledge that it even existed was when my daughter, Alison, came to me with a concern that she had a problem...

August 15, 2018

I think my friend has a loved one struggling with addiction.

What should I say?

…or should I say anything at all?

In certain situations, it is difficult for us to know what to say or if we  should say anything at all.  Having a  conversation with a friend about their lov...

July 3, 2018

Help NOW, because there might not be a LATER.

We live in a fast-paced society with busy schedules and minimal free time. We have families and friends that demand  our attention, and it’s rare that we get any time to ourselves. Therefore, how can we make the time to stay...

March 22, 2018

The Call 

On the morning of October 14, 2016, I received a phone call from Alison’s boyfriend, who also lived in her sober living home (it was co-ed).  Here is what I remember from the conversation that I now refer to as “The Call”:

•    Boyfriend: Hi Ms. Flory.  I wante...

March 19, 2018

The timing was right…

My daughter had gotten to the point where she acknowledged (to herself, most importantly) that she had a problem with addiction and that she could not fix the problem on her own.  She was ready and willing to get the help she needed.  We had the re...

March 6, 2018

Hi, my name is Jennifer Flory, and I’m a Recovery Advocate

People often ask me what this means and ask, “What do you actually do?”

Let me explain.

If someone had told me when I was younger that my passion in life as an adult would be to fight addiction, I would have sai...

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Jennifer Flory

Family Recovery Advocate

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Phone: 630-381-1350


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