Lost & Found: A Mother and Son Find Victory over Teen Drug Addiction
“If it can happen to me, it can happen to you" A real story about how a typical American family learned about teen drug addiction the hard way and how other parents can learn from their story. Practical tips for parents are included in this book. More
On the surface, Christy Crandell was the matriarch of the perfect family. A “stay at home mom,” Christy shared her life with a loving husband and together they were devoted to their two sons in an upper middle class suburb of California. From Little League, to PTA, to Sunday school, to making sure the boys had hot breakfasts before exams, Christy was the role model of a supportive parent in a traditional, functional family.
But Christy’s world shattered when her teenage son became addicted to drugs, was arrested and convicted of armed robbery. How could a child who grew up in Christy’s care, who was a popular athlete and an honor student, choose drugs and a life of crime? What led to Christy’s son’s decisions? And what could have prevented it? More importantly, what can Christy’s experience do to help prevent this same tragedy from happening to another family?
Join Christy Crandell as she tells her poignant story of how her son Ryan’s drug addiction lead to a life of dependency, lies and despair; and ultimately crime, conviction and incarceration. Learn the symptoms Christy missed in parenting and what to do if you observe them in your own children.
Lost & Found: A Mother and Son Find Victory Over Teen Drug Addiction is a true story of how a bright teenage boy of privilege ended up spending his senior year of high school serving hard time in a California state prison. It’s a story of a devastated mother, rebuilding her life, and focusing her grief in a positive, productive passion of support for other parents. It’s a story of hope, compassion and determination to put information and power in the hands of parents.