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Drug Use and Sobriety – A Snapshot

(this is an excerpt taken from a Osceola County Community Newspaper article written by Mary Marcuccio)

Recently I’ve shared with readers a very candid look into my family’s story of addiction. We’ve reviewed, at length, the traps, pitfalls, and traumas of drug addiction. I’d like to take this opportunity to share a remarkably moving story on the other side of the coin, the RECOVERY SIDE.

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Who Becomes Drug Addicted!?

(this is an excerpt taken from a Osceola County Community Newspaper article written by Mary Marcuccio)

The official definition: “overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs.” OK… but WHO becomes a drug addict? An alcoholic? …

In a previous article I shared that my son’s been using drugs since adolescence. He found heroin at 15… And our lives have never been the same.

My son gave me some of my greatest understandings of addiction back when he was 17.

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NARCAN: Another Life Saved

(this is an excerpt taken from a New Britain Herald Newspaper article written by Ryan Curcio)

“Mary Marcuccio, a former Southington resident, has first-hand experience in dealing with the opioid crisis-her own son once suffered at the hands of the nagging disease of opioid addiction.

Marcuccio does not live in the past, however. Mary currently works and lives in Florida, partnering with addicts and the families of addicts from across the nation. Her organization, My Bottom Line, coaches parents of addicts, as well as the addicts themselves, on how to proceed after an overdose and how to begin the route to recovery.

Many of the addicts she works with have been revived by Narcan-a medication known to block the effects of opioids-namely in instances where an overdose has occurred.”

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Recovery Corner: The Unseen Cost of Addiction

(this is an excerpt taken from a Osceola County Community Newspaper article written by Mary Marcuccio)

Last month I shared with readers a story about my 17-year-old son in prison back in 2006. I cried the entire time writing that. The reliving brought back all the pain, ripped off the band-aid, so to speak, that I firmly place on all memories of my past.  Here we are again… computer and Kleenex. Back in 2006, I had some hope, although guarded, that in time my son would find his way out of drugs. Move forward 12 years.

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Recovery Corner: What is Substance Abuse

(this is an excerpt taken from a Osceola County Community Newspaper article written by Mary Marcuccio)

Why should you read this article?? Because chances are that you, the reader, have someone in your life that is using drugs or alcohol and you don’t know it…. YET. And if you DO know it…. what to do??

My name is Mary Marcuccio, I live in St. Cloud. I am a substance abuse professional. And I AM YOU. I was the mom who had a 12-year-old son smoking pot who became the 14-year-old snorting pain pills. We dove in head first, trying to stop him…change his path.

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Fighting the Opiate Crisis One Family at a Time

By Karah Morrison, Managing Editor.

(this is an excerpt taken from a Osceola County Community Newspaper article)

“Let’s be realistic, drug addiction is a national epidemic. Thousands of people deal with drug addiction every day, whether it is your family member, your co-worker, your neighbor, your coach, etc., drug addiction affects us all. There are an abundant amount of resources available to addicts struggling with substance abuse in order to help them get on the right track. On the other hand, there are less resources available for the families that are impacted. That is where Mary Marcuccio comes in!

Mary Marcuccio, originally of Connecticut, has spent the last 11 years as a Family Consultant. As a consultant, her work is focused around educating, supporting and finding resources for families with a loved one suffering from substance abuse. Although currently living in Florida, her work is nationwide.”


NHTV – 8/13/14

Substance Abuse Focus: Early Warning Signs.

Hosted by North Haven First Selectman Mike Freda.

NBC CT TV – 3/6/14

Prescription Drug Abuse Can Lead to Rise in Heroin Addiction.

By Jeff Stoecker. Read the full article at

NBC CT TV – 2/26/14

Mix of Heroin and Fentanyl Blamed for Overdose Deaths

By Jeff Stoecker. Read the full article at

Southington Board of Education Meeting 3/22/12

Presentation by Mary Marcuccio, President – P4AC
3/22/12 Article
“Heroin in Suburbia: New Face of Addiction”

By Scott Michels
August 4, 2008