Addiction – A Family Disease
When our addict child “picks up” in middle school and begins their addiction journey, little do we know how much that choice will affect the entire family for years to come.
Siblings are betrayed as their iPods and other possessions are sold at pawnshops as the addicted “chase the dragon”.
Mothers and Fathers will take part in arguments that may or may not affect their Blessed Union.
The addict’s grandparents tend to enable thus revving up the addiction wars even further.
The addicted child will commit the most unspeakable crimes against their family and friends.
Please remember that these relationships can be mended. It takes time, forgiveness, communication, and a lot of hard work!
In our home we continue to work on the balance. The members work to communicate calmly and with respect. Perhaps it comes with experience as this is not our first time dealing with active addiction. We are far wiser now than in years past, all understanding their roles and what works to collaborate with my son’s recovery.
These tasks take much work, love, understanding, and compromise. Behaviors need to be reflected upon and changed with an honesty that may hurt. Learn from those who have walked before you as we have.
Honest communication is key.
peace and strength
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