July 4th – Holiday Addiction is color blind
Addiction is color blind and consistently plods on. It does not care what holiday it destroys in an effort to “feed itself” at the expense of your child.
Parents, please learn to stay strong as July 4th is yet another day in the war. The enemy takes no holidays and the treatment must be administered regardless. This treatment is sometimes called tough love, but can be hard to provide a dose on holidays that are filled to the brim with family memories.
This is not to say you must put your personal life on hold. Most parents of addicts in recovery will never advise that. The task is to administer that same consistent treatment to your child regardless of the calendar date. Letting an active user come home to The JULY FOURTH FAMILY COOKOUT will normally end in tears and disappointment. Balance and protect your life. Keep your expectations in check. Your child is sick and the date on the calendar means absolutely nothing.
I tend to repost the following link on most major holidays to help others stay strong. Hopefully it will help one parent that is struggling today.
Truly holidays can leave a parent of an addict, HOLIDAZED. May you experience a “balanced” Independence Day!
peace and strength
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