Maureen Cavanagh

No family going through the incarceration of a loved one should go it alone. To maximize success and security during this trying time, expert planning, guidance and coaching is absolutely critical.

Maureen Cavanagh is an author and the founder of Magnolia New Beginnings, a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides access to online support groups for anyone struggling with a loved one’s addiction and provides access to recovery housing in Massachusetts. She is also a CCAR recovery coach and trainer, family recovery coach and interventionist and President of Magnolia Recovery and Consulting Services. She provides family and one on one counseling and coaching services via ZOOM and in her North Reading Office. She also creates custom family wellness programs for individuals and families, as well as businesses and treatment centers.

Maureen is dedicated to helping individuals and families facing incarceration plan for the challenges ahead.  Keeping the family unit healthy and productive to a specific end is paramount.

Maureen’s first book, a gripping memoir, If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction (Henry Holt/MacMillan, 2018), is a story of a mother who suddenly finds herself on the front-lines of the opioid epidemic as her daughter battles—and ultimately reckons with—substance use disorder. 

Maureen holds a B.S. in Communications from Weber State University, an MPA in nonprofit management from Suffolk University, an M.Ed Special Education/ESOL from Salem State University, and speaks nationally on the impact of substance use disorder on the family and the power of hope.  

CRAFT Family Therapist

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Parent Recovery Basics

ARISE Intervention

CFI Intervention (NAADAC Approved)


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