Topic: family involvement
It is not always about having the right words to say, but asking the right questions and giving the space to answer with vulnerability.
Be sure to tell them to focus more on the positive things their loved one is doing versus what s/he has done wrong in the past.
It’s often difficult for family members to see the real extent and nature of the damage addiction has caused to themselves and the family.
Current research suggests that an optimal treatment episode is in the neighborhood of three months. That doesn’t mean it must be all in residence.
For these and other common procedures referred to in the study, we might not even know what the doctor prescribes Mom or Dad afterward.
The family is operating under the misconception that folks in their town don’t know, when they already do.
He still isn’t willing to talk about me or my feelings. The kids and I went through three years of pain waiting for him to reach the point where he admitted he needed help