Join the Conversation: Secret No More
She was an accomplished health care administrator, a fundraising executive running a multi-million-dollar campaign for one of Maryland’s leading health care systems. Her husband was a former mayor. They had raised a happily married daughter. From all appearances, life was rich and fulfilling. Except every night she went home to a dark house where her adolescent son huddled in his cave-like bedroom. Routinely, he disappeared at night while she lay awake, staring at the blinking bedside clock, waiting to hear his footfall on the stairs, just to know that he was safe and still alive. A story of discovery, shame, denial, and finally acceptance, Secret No More tells the story of one mother’s ultimate struggle with her son’s addiction and how it taught her a new way to love
In 2016, County Executive Steve Schuh declared a public health emergency in response to the opioid crisis in Anne Arundel County. Join parents, educators, and other community members to learn about the effect of the opioid crisis on our families and community by reading one parent's first-person account of her journey to support a child struggling with addiction. Learn more.