Author Archives for live4lali


January 31, 2020 6:25 pm Published by 3 Comments



Since losing my son, Alex “Lali” Laliberte, over 11 years ago as a result of an accidental polysubstance overdose, I’ve pondered the thought, “Would I consider myself knowledgeable in grief and loss?”, probably. I’ve

Please, be good humans!

January 24, 2020 7:57 pm Published by 3 Comments


Imagine this scenario: You have an illness, you go to your doctor, and the two of you together decide the best course of treatment, which may include medication. You feel relieved to have a plan, see a way out …

Where’s MY Casserole??

January 6, 2020 2:40 pm Published by 2 Comments


My name is Laura, and I’m a survivor of many things, including incest, domestic violence, rape, mental illness, and cancer. Throughout my life, I have thrived through and with my traumas. I have felt tremendous support during all of …

A Mother’s Love: Sally’s Story

November 16, 2019 2:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

My son, Cole, began experimenting with drugs in his very early teens. What started as a pure curiosity to feel a buzz after drinking a beer or smoking marijuana broadened into the use of a long list of drugs. None …

A SON’S SURVIVAL: Cole Leoni’s Story

March 20, 2019 6:39 pm Published by 1 Comment

My story of healing begins in July 2016 in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.


At the age of 22, I was living life as an active heroin user at the deepest of downs in my addiction…again. I had been …