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Don’t Let Your Loved One’s Addiction Destroy You



What do you do when someone you love is struggling with addiction? Our instincts may range from doing whatever it takes or costs to get them help to showing tough love by cutting off money and other assistance. But, ultimately, you can’t make someone stop using the drugs or alcohol that is ruining their life. But what you can control is how you respond to it.

Many families are navigating this nightmare, and Sara’s is no different. Maybe you know this agony too. Today, Sara welcomes Marguerite Connelly, the mother of two kids who have struggled with drug abuse. Her journey through her son’s ongoing addiction is the focus of her new book, “Addicted to the Addicted: A Mother’s Tale of Going from Heartbreak to Hopeful.”

In this raw and honest conversation, Connelly tells Sara how she learned not to let her own life get consumed by her son’s addiction, how she changed her interactions with her son in helpful ways, and the other ways in which parents and other family members can stay strong.

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Historic House Vote Expels Rep. George Santos Amidst Scandal



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In a turn of events, the House of Representatives made history on Friday with a vote to expel Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), marking the first such expulsion in over two decades. A moment fraught with gravity unfolded as Speaker Mike Johnson wielded his gavel to formalize Santos’ removal, setting a precedent in congressional annals.

Santos, indicted on 23 counts related to wire fraud, identity theft, and other charges, has not faced conviction but stands accused of misusing campaign funds for opulent purchases. The bipartisan vote, tallying 311 to 114, signaled robust support for expulsion, with a marginally higher number of Republicans opting to retain Santos.

Questions loomed as Speaker Johnson left the chamber, his silence leaving the fate of the ongoing government spending battle uncertain. According to reports from Fox News, Democratic Rep. Steny Hoyer emphasized the non-partisan nature of the decision, asserting that members concluded Santos had tarnished the House’s reputation and was unfit for representation.

Within the GOP, conflicting opinions emerged, with Rep. Darrell Issa arguing against expulsion, citing the presumption of innocence. The tight-lipped stance of the House Ethics Committee played a pivotal role in the deliberations.

Conversely, members of the New York Republican delegation, led by Rep. Marc Molinaro, asserted Santos’ commission of crimes, justifying expulsion based on a comprehensive investigation.

Santos himself predicted the outcome in an exclusive morning interview on “FOX & Friends.” This vote not only underlines the House’s rare use of expulsion powers but also sets a critical precedent in handling members facing severe legal challenges.

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