“It may well be that we will have to repent in this generation. Not merely for the vitriolic words and the violent actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence and indifference of the good people who sit around and say, wait on time.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Living her life and her recovery out loud is what Vanisha Breault is devoted to doing. On the cusp of that decision, her then 14-year-old daughter Eden began her descent into the heinous and undiscriminating grasp of drug addiction. As a mother the emotional horror, desperation and powerlessness was all consuming. There were countless attempts to get Eden help. Using every resource and available tool she could muster, Vanisha repeatedly encountered a system ill equipped to support the disease of addiction leaving her precious daughter homeless, destitute and heavily dependent upon fentanyl and heroin.
Through the power of this mother’s unyielding love and her unwavering dedication to support her daughter through her journey of self-destruction and addiction Eden found recovery. Terminating her personal battle with the demons of addiction through recovery, Vanisha found her voice and chose to share her personal struggles and experiences. She has made it her mission to declare war on the shame and stigma associated with addiction in hopes that other youth might find their way home and that every person grasped by the clutches of this disease may also find their voices and receive the support, acceptance and compassion that they legitimately deserve.
Vanisha is available for bookings:
Please contact her directly at 587-899-6800
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