9781627201391-SecretNoMore

Secret No More

$24.99

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.

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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.

Lisa Hillman has been a development professional for more than thirty-five years. She is the former President of Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation and a former broadcast journalist. She serves as a board member of Pathways and Samaritan House, both programs that serve addicts. Lisa lives in Annapolis, Maryland with her husband and greyhound, and is the proud mother of two children, Heidi and Jacob.