This is the story of the lesson of letting go, learned by the codependent mother of an addicted son, a charming but defiant relapser. Hope and despair alternate as all attempts to help the son fail. For her own sanity, Sandy must stop trying to control Joey and his disease; however, her love is palpable and undying. Parents will relate to this stark, hopeful tale.
Sandy Swenson is the mother of two sons, one of whom is an addict. The Joey Song chronicles her journey. Bethesda Magazine featured her story in -Letting Joey Go- in its March/April 2013 issue. As a member of the Junior Woman's Club of Chevy Chase, Sandy created the Bistro Boyz, a program for young men from the National Center for Children and Families' Greentree Adolescent Program. In 2012, the National Center for Children and Families awarded the Junior Woman's Club of Chevy Chase the Spirit Award for Humanitarian Advocacy.