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, [...]
Today’s “fields of grain” are now littered with the collateral damage of addiction. Discarded syringes are found everywhere. The playgrounds of this country have become the launching pads to lives captured by opiate addiction. Shattered Vodka bottles and shattered dreams taken by the needle. Our little league boys and All Star Cheer girls have their lives completely altered in a war they cannot understand as a teen. These are the brutal facts of addiction.
t the start of my journey I spent a lot of time worrying. I’ll admit I still worry today but I learned that my son will eventually show his colors if using. I am working on me, and the whole “LET GO and LET GOD” piece of this equation. As parents we can drive ourselves [...]
There are many types of parents that visit support group meetings. One of the types found sitting in the metal chairs of recovery groups is the “ONLY” momma. With a “deer in the headlight” look she passionately protests, “My daughter is doing ok because she is only smoking pot! We all smoked “back in the [...]