As much a nightmare as our addiction was, it’s a whole new terror seeing our children suffer through addiction. Now, in addition to working our program, we might feel guilty for having a hand in our child’s addiction. We worry about our child’s well-being, knowing all-too-well where addiction took us. And we are sorry and sad that our child might be as lost as we had once been.
How have you handled, and what is your experience in dealing, with your child’s addiction?
Were there arguments? Did you suffocate your child with inquisition and monitoring? Did you go to Al Anon or share about your struggles with others? Did you talk with your child about your own past?
Doubtless, there are those reading this who are in this predicament. Please share your insight to help them. If you are one of these parents, feel free to ask some questions of your own.