I’m Cathy Taughinbaugh
I’m happy you’re here. You most likely are trying to make sense of the drug or alcohol misuse that has affected your family and so many families across the country.
I’m a mom of three, certified parent coach, blogger, author and passionate about supporting parents of kids struggling with substance use.
I share tools and strategies that can help you take care of yourself first and communicate better with your child. Parents can influence their child to help them change so that everyone involved can live a more positive, healthy life.
One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to substance use. My goal is to make this site a place where you can gather information that is useful to whatever your situation might be. As a parent you can make a huge difference in helping your child change.
If you’re struggling with anger and fear, you can develop the inner strength to get through it. If you’re concerned about your child — there are a variety of options that can help. I understand where you’re coming from, because I’ve been there. I learned to listen to my instincts, face my situation and make decisions for my personal situation. I can help you do the same.
I work with people who understand that their child’s substance use can affect them mentally, emotionally and physically. Substance use can also crush your spirit. Getting support can make the difference!
You can help your child without enabling. Your influence matters.
Remember you are not alone and there is hope for your child!
Cathy shares her story
We can Work Together
Explore what coaching can do for you.
Rise Up Moms is a support group designed with twelve monthly themes that affect moms who are concerned about their child. When our kids are struggling with substance use, taking a look at long-term changes will help you the most. The support group helps you create one simple but powerful positive change a month. It will offer you a place to share your concerns with others who know and understand exactly what you’re going through! When you feel supported, more empowered and knowledgeable, you will relate to your child in a more healthy way. You will make better decisions and stay centered and focused. Click here to find out all the details.
Coaching can help break through what is keeping you stuck so that you have more clarity about your situation. We will discuss strategies and tools that will help you move forward in a positive direction. Coaching allows you to be heard as you share your concerns. We will work together to brainstorm options for your personal situation. You will often find that many of the answers that best fit your needs come from within. Through the coaching process you will have more clarity about the solutions that will help you the most. During this anxious time in your life, coaching is an investment in you! Click here to find out all the details.
Parents to Ph.Ds: 28 interviews with people who share heartache, wisdom and healing from first-hand experience with substance use disorder shares information from all aspects of prevention, addiction, treatment and recovery that can give answers and a place to start. Coming from different walks of life and experiencing drug and alcohol use from their various personal perspectives, the interviews educate, inform and enlighten the reader.
Parents to Ph.Ds is now available on Amazon.com
101 Natural Highs for an Amazing Drug Free Life is a simple reminder of what is out there waiting for you as you reach and continue your journey in recovery. Motivating activities are listed with links for more information in eleven different categories to build a healthy, interesting and creative life.
101 Natural Highs for an Amazing Drug-Free Life is now available on Amazon.com
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“Cathy has an empathetic and nurturing spirit that suits her perfectly as a recovery coach for parents of addicted teens and young adults. I’ve seen her volunteer work with parents within The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s Time to Get Help support system and I admire her ability to connect with them heart-to-heart. In her coaching business, Cathy offers wise counsel and, in addition to her academic training, willingly shares her own experience of dealing with an addicted child. If you are struggling with an addicted child within your family, I wholeheartedly recommend Cathy as the coach who will walk you through your time of crisis and teach you how to begin to heal.“
– Beth Wilson, B Here Today
“Cathy gently lead our parent group in a guided process of individual sharing and listening to one another. Guided by the week’s theme and through a series of insightful questions from Cathy, we were encouraged to respond one by one, voluntarily. Through this process, we came to a broader sense of our shared situations, and a sense of a personal path forward. Cathy’s optimism infused the meeting with a sense of hope.”
– Mary, Mom from Pennsylvania
“Addiction can be devastating to families. So if you are a parent who is concerned with alcohol or drug dependency or issues then Cathy’s expertise, insight and commitment are essential. Whether it’s prevention, treatment or recovery Cathy can guide you and your family to a life free from addiction.“
– Carolyn Hughes, The Hurt Healer
“I found Cathy’s group coaching sessions to be really helpful. Cathy’s comments were insightful as well as compassionate, and the opportunity to talk with other parents in the same boat was invaluable. I felt that it helped my family a lot.”
– Martha, Mom from Massachusetts
“Having worked with and followed Cathy’s work for the past two years, I am so impressed with Cathy’s grasp of on the intricacies of the disease of addiction and the issues surrounding adolescent substance abuse. Cathy is extremely knowledgeable about all phases of what the parent goes through when they experiment or abuse or are addicted to drugs or alcohol. I highly recommend her as a Recovery Coach for parents – it’s a daunting process and Cathy can help parents make the right decisions for their child and themselves.”
– Lisa Frederiksen, Breaking the Cycles
“I had several phone conversations with Cathy about my addicted sons, she was very prompt to be there when I called and gave me very educated advice from experience that helped me so very much. I really appreciate having Cathy to talk to. I highly recommend her coaching for parents and families.”
– Gail, Mom from Florida
“Cathy is a courageous, generous, warm, caring and kind individual. I admire her skills as an author, interviewer and life coach. Parents will find her extremely knowledgeable as well as deeply compassionate, plus she knows her resources.”
Shelley Richanbach, Next Steps for Women
“Cathy does a phenomenal job of raising awareness and offering resources and strategies for families dealing with their child’s addiction.”
– Fran Sorin, CBS Radio News Contributor
“Cathy Taughinbaugh has become the ‘go to’ expert on families dealing with substance abuse. Cathy took what she learned from the pain and difficulty of dealing with her own child’s substance abuse problem and is now sharing this knowledge to help others. If you want heartfelt and well researched advice on how to handle a crisis like this in your own family – look no further than this role model: Cathy walks her talk.”
– Angela Artemis, Powered by Intuition
“Cathy Taughinbaugh, is an exceptional friend, blogger and coach who openly shares her personal experience with her family’s addiction for the sole reason of helping others. The best person to learn from is someone who has been there and Cathy’s compassion, honesty and trustworthiness makes her a first class expert. She comes highly recommended!”
– Tess Marshall, The Bold Life
“As someone who grew up with an alcoholic Uncle (it hurts even to say it) – who was a fantastic human being, but for this habit, I really wish I had known Cathy back then. But those were the days of no Internet. Today, I am so glad to see that there is help available to overcome addiction. Cathy’s site has been a wonderful reference for me and I am glad to say she is my “go-to” for information related to substance abuse. Richly resourceful, I recommend bookmarking Treatment Talk. She inspires confidence and the message is clear: You are not alone and gaining freedom from addiction is a very possible reality.”
– Vidya Sury, VidyaSury.com
“I totally trust Cathy’s take on this very tough topic; she writes her truth in plain and simple language that gets to the heart of the matter. It’s valuable for us all, yes, even those of us who have no personal experience with addiction. My eyes have been opened and I’ve been introduced to some amazing guests and great ideas, that apply to every life. I love her work.”
– Elle Sommer, Reflecting a Life
For more information contact Cathy by phone: 925-984-1562 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.