Date: 23 January 2024
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Venue: The Laurel
Location: Grapevine, TX
Event Type: Dinner, Keynote Speakers
In a joint event with EO Dallas and EO Fort Worth, we will come together to hear a story of redemption and rekindled hope.
The Lost Years is told by mother and daughter co-authors Kristina Wandzilak & Constance Curry. They will share their journey and we will get to ask questions. This is a family-friendly event starting with teens ages 13+ however, we will be discussing heavy topics about the pressures that lead to addiction and the journey from struggle to recovery. We’ll hear both from Kristina (the daughter who fell into alcohol and drugs) and her mother Connie (as she navigated how to parent during these years.) This will be a compelling and heartfelt evening. Join us for dinner and conversation at the beautiful Laurel in Grapevine, Texas.
About the Speaker:
Kristina Wandzilak and Constance Curry are the authors of The Lost Years; Surviving and Mothers and Daughters’ Worst Nightmare. The Lost Years is a brutally honest and gritty story of Kristina’s dramatic descent into addiction and her mother’s desperate attempt to save her. Told from the parallel perspectives of mother and daughter, it is a moving account of one family’s journey into addiction and ultimately recovery. The Lost Years is an incredibly inspiring story of healing and hope.
Kristina Wandzilak CAS, CIP, founder and president of Full Circle Intervention and Full Circle sober living communities and outpatient services. has been a leader in the addictions industry since 1995. Kristina is highly respected and renowned for her compassionate and effective intervention and treatment work. She is credited with helping thousands of addicts and their families through her work as an international interventionist, author, and television expert. In recovery herself since 1993, Kristina brings a very personal understanding of addiction to her profession. Kristina is featured on the ground-breaking series Codependent on LMN following her intervention work with addicted couples. She is also the expert on the documentary reality show, Addicted, which premiered on TLC. Addicted went on to win the prestigious Prism award for the most accurate depiction of substance dependence.
Kristina can often be seen on Good Morning America, as their regular addiction specialist, commenting on addiction issues for the national media.
Kristina coauthored, with her mother, Constance Curry, the critically acclaimed addiction memoir The Lost Years: Surviving a Mother and Daughter’s Worst Nightmare. The Lost Years is a brutally honest and gritty story of Kristina’s dramatic descent into addiction and her mother’s desperate attempt to save her. Told from the parallel perspectives of mother and daughter, it is a moving account of one family’s journey into addiction and their triumphant recovery. Kristina and Constance, travel globally for speaking events, in an inspirational and riveting storytelling experience.
Media History: to name a few…
- TLC Prism award-winning documentary. Airing currently on Amazon Prime.
- Lifetime Codependent
- The Today Show Multiple Times
- Good Morning American Many times
- Anderson Cooper
- Gail King Show
- Joy Behar Show
- Love and Hip Hop
Constance Curry, is the co-author of The Lost Years, an avid golfer and a loving grandmother of seven. She travels with Kristina across the country for events and speaking engagements sharing her experience and recovery. Constance has been called the hero of The Lost Years Inspiring parents all over the world to love their children enough to let go.