I used to hear a “Progress not perfection” concept tossed around when I was early in my parent of addict recovery. At that time I felt “sobriety” was a black and white thing. Either our children were sober or not. I was learning back then and perhaps a bit rigid in my recovery beliefs. I [...]
p. 18 Big Book of Alcoholics Anoymous An illness of this sort—and we have come to believe it an illness—involves those about us in a way no other human sickness can. If a person has cancer all are sorry for him and no one is angry or hurt. But not so with the alcoholic illness, [...]
I shook my head and responded …”Figure it out. If you go in sneakers that is lack of planning on your part.” To say this was a brief phone call would be an understatement. Hopefully it reinforced the fact that we are farther along in recovery than to be asking Daddy where his dress shoes are.
As a parent of an addict, is there not an inherent responsibility to educate the public and your government? Should you continue to discuss only within the coddled safety of your local support groups, many more of our children will lose their lives to this horrific disease. Stay silent and we increase the potential that there will be yet another young girl on her back, and another one of our sons will stop breathing, a syringe hanging from their arm. Graphic? Yes addiction is a graphic killer! It could care less about you or your family! Educate! Fight back Mom and Dad..now is the time!