Wendy Adamson Shares Her Story of Recovery Through the Release of Her New Book, Mother Load

CLARE|MATRIX alum Wendy Adamson is a certified drug and alcohol counselor and motivational speaker who has been sober for more than 25 years. But the decades that she struggled with substance use as a mother of two in Santa Monica is chronicled in her new memoir, Mother Load. In the book, Wendy reveals how a little league, PTA mom battled with methamphetamine use, had a psychotic break and ended up in the county jail. The book also shares how CLARE|MATRIX was pivotal in her recovery process.

“Going to jail was my wake up call. I became desperate enough to change,” said Wendy. “After my release, CLARE helped me establish a foundation by enrolling me in a 12-Step program and providing an affordable place for me and my youngest son to stay.”

Today, Wendy is a dedicated activist who is using her recovery experience to help others. She currently serves on the staff of the Polaris Treatment Center for Teens, and she teaches a creative writing program for those with mental health and substance use disorders. She also helped direct the vision of her son Rikki’s organization, Hav-a-Sole, a nonprofit that has delivered more than 16,000 pairs of quality shoes to those in need.

Wendy said that she wrote Mother Load to encourage women with similar life challenges to turnaround their lives, despite their past mistakes. “By writing the book, I want to help other mothers who are struggling with forgiving themselves,” she said. “Especially women who are incarcerated. I want to inspire them and give them hope.”

Mother Load is currently available through Amazon. To purchase a copy, please visit here.