Health and Wellness

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Unwinding at Camp Mariposa

This week Denise’s interview is with Lucy Jasso of San Diego Youth Services, the director of Camp Mariposa, a camp for children ages 9-12 who are dealing with addiction in their families. Denise has previously interviewed Karen Moyer of the Moyer Foundation, the founder of Camp Mariposa and similar camps around the country. There you can hear about the general concept and goals of the foundation and camps. Denise spent time observing at a camp session and talks about her experience with Lucy. Listen to some of the stories and think about how supportive and useful something like this can be for children who live in the shadow of addiction, day in and day out.