We Did It

May 9, 2024

You’ve probably seen by now that my book Dear Family, Why Your Loved One Won’t Accept Help and How to Help Them Anyway is out! Thank you for the beautiful, loving, and supportive comments to my ugly-crying unboxing video (you can watch it here if you missed it).

This book means so much to me for what it teaches, inspires, and represents, and I owe a lot of that to you.

I’m getting a lot of comments like, “Kate, you’re so amazing.” First, I want to say thank you. There was a day not too long ago that I would have rejected the kind gesture of people telling me what I did was amazing. It’s still a little hard, but I work on receiving, so I acknowledge those compliments, and I take them. 

But when it came to writing this book, I honestly felt like I didn’t have a choice.

Creating Tipping Point Recovery, developing this methodology, writing this book—it wasn’t what I wanted to do. It was something I had to do.

I’ve always been the kind of person who could feel when something was wrong. Even as a kid, I could sense when there was something under the rug, even if adults told me everything was fine. I could spot the disconnect between what was being said and what was real.

As I’ve explored my inner reality over the last 20 years, even prior to getting sober, I discovered this about myself and realized I can’t not talk about the truth.

After doing what I did when I was drinking, learning what I learned when I got sober, and then working in the field and witnessing the absolute inefficiencies that are happening, it became obvious to me that there’s one massive rug being thrown over this problem.

I realized that I didn’t have to leave it where it was. I could shine a light on it. In fact, it was my obligation to.

That’s what this book is. Shedding a light on the problem and offering a new way of approaching recovery. One where the family is no longer left in the dark. One that has proven effective at drastically improving recovery outcomes through my work with hundreds of families and their loved ones.

I’ve watched it again and again over the last five plus years, and that’s why I cry whenever I talk about this book.

When I say “We did it,” I mean you. By being here. By showing up. By trying something new.

I got a message the other day from someone who I helped back in Fitchburg during the two-year grant who’s now seven years sober and a recovery coach. And that is in part because her mom kept learning about the disease of addiction, kept learning the ways it’s a family disease, and kept learning the ways she was contributing to the chaos or getting on the roller coaster. 

This book is for every person out there fighting to get and stay sober. It’s for all of the families who are being told one thing and know there’s more being kept under the rug. It’s about you as much as it is me.

You helped me get here, and I’ll need your help to get this book in the hands of anyone who needs it.
You can get the book here. It will be available at more retailers soon. Post a picture of it in our Friends of Tipping Point community when you get it, and make sure to leave a review! It makes a big difference.

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