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“Secret No More: A True Story of Hope for Parents with an Addicted Child,” Outlook By The Bay Magazine

“Secret No More: A True Story of Hope for Parents with an Addicted Child,” Outlook By The Bay Magazine

As our nation struggles with the opioid crisis, a new book
provides insight on how one family handled the challenge. Lisa
Hillman, a well-known Annapolitan and hospital administrator,
writes honestly about her family’s terrifying journey after learning
her son Jacob was addicted.

The tension is palpable throughout each chapter. As the
Hillmans muddle through denial, shock and shame while frantic
for help, they attend court hearings and Al-Anon meetings and
talk with psychologists. They learn of Jacob’s use of oxycodone,
questionable friends, lying, misuse of money, his job losses and
his lack of confidence. Just when it seems Jacob gains control, he
relapses.

Read more here (page 44).

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