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Mission


It Begins & Ends with Love

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Mission


It Begins & Ends with Love

 

 

Nice to Meet You

We are Andy and Julie and we are so honored to have you here. We started Love & Addicts to support anyone who has been touched by addiction and is ready to find the light on the other side of it. We met while Andy was sober. However, after getting together, he was in and out of sobriety. During that time, we quickly saw we both were suffering from codependency issues. Rather than ignore that, we faced the issue head on. We were honest with each other and respectful of what the other needed to thrive.

Our first step toward recovery was to understand that in order to survive as a couple, we each needed to take care of ourselves as individuals. And so we began leading parallel lives while recovering from our codependency.

At the time, we were also raising our three young children. So as much as we were dedicated to focusing on what we needed as individuals, we still needed to step outside of that and take on the role of parents. Our main focus was to be aware, respect boundaries and maintain that separateness in order to grow together as a team for our family.

Wake Up Call

About a week before our son was born, Andy got into a nearly fatal car accident. An accident that would have left his children without a father and his wife without a husband. And for Andy, we are the driving force and motivation to remain dedicated to his recovery. This was the cataclysmic moment that opened the doors to all the possibilities of our future.

After his accident, Andy went away for some time and I stayed home with our three children. I began focusing on helping others recover from their own codependency issues. And once Andy returned, we realized this was something we could offer to anyone whose life has been touched by addiction.

Looking Forward

Spirituality plays a big part in both of our recovery stories and it is the foundation from which our partnership has grown. We believe in focusing on the bright light ahead rather than staying in the darkness of the past. It is important to accept and recognize what has been, but the real work comes in embracing all the possibilities of a clean, sober & thriving future.

We work as a team, in life and in business. I specialize in counseling individuals who are in the role of loving someone who is in recovery while Andy specializes in counseling those who are in recovery themselves. We also work together with couples and help them recover from any codependency that might be holding them back from doing the individual work necessary to thrive as a team.

Andy and I do the work that we do in order to support anyone who is struggling to find a recovery program that fits their needs. We’ve tried the rigid 12 step systems and we saw that they don’t work for everyone. Our belief is that there is a brightness to the world of recovery and we’d love to help you step into it.

                    

                      Andy Conner Bio                              Julie Bel Conner Bio 

     
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    "Your serenity depends on your ability to create something out of your deepest, brightest, highest self - not on your dedication to dwelling on the mistakes of your past." -Andy

    Andy's Blog

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    "Your serenity depends on your ability to create something out of your deepest, brightest, highest self - not on your dedication to dwelling on the mistakes of your past." -Andy

    Andy's Blog

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    "Love the dark for what it brings you. This doesn't mean you have to like it but the dark presents us opportunities to grow and change."

    - Julie
     

    Julie's Blog

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    "Love the dark for what it brings you. This doesn't mean you have to like it but the dark presents us opportunities to grow and change."

    - Julie
     

    Julie's Blog