Hi, I’m Barbara Decker.
Parent Recovery Advocate, Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) and founder of Live Well and Fully.
I help parents of adult children with the disease of addiction (and/or mental illness) free themselves from the non-stop worry.
I help them reclaim pockets of peace and joy in their lives.
We do this all in a way that gives the child every possible opportunity to choose recovery.
I came to this work through my own journey with my son Eric’s addiction and recovery.
I tried everything I could to help him, but nothing worked. Often, it had the opposite effect.
Finally I ditched my "instincts"... what I now call my 'Mom Code.'
Instead, I began to love my son another way.
And the fire of addiction began to recede until he eventually chose recovery for himself.
He’s been in recovery since 2018, and he’s grown into the man I knew he could be.
And he’s now an active part of my work helping moms reclaim peace in their lives and support their kids in ways that actually work.
Thanks for checking out our Live Well and Fully podcast.
It's hard enough being a mom. When your child has an addiction or mental illness, it feels like your world is falling apart.
We offer action-based strategies to help moms reclaim peace in their homes and their hearts while encouraging their son or daughter to choose recovery.
More here on our website.