When our young men are battling addiction, parents’ emotions range from terrified, heartbroken, furious, and back to terrified.
Parents may try to control, rescue, deny, justify or punish their way through their fear.
The journey through addiction recovery is as complex as the disease itself. Loving our young men means that we take parts of this journey with them, and also that we learn that there are parts of the journey they must take alone.
Finding this balance can sometimes feel next to impossible. Navigating the journey is something no one can do alone.