This is one part to a series written by Susan Silva on her blog A Mother’s Heart. Please check out the rest of the series, which will also be posted here on Sober Nation.
Help! I am the mother, father, brother, sister, husband, wife of an addict. With that finally out in the open we can find the support, encouragement and even accountability we will need to walk the path of our Recovery.
(pg 111) “As the first step of stopping our enabling behavior is being implemented, enjoying the support of others is crucial. Parents in pain need support; understanding, encouragement and accountability from others who have traveled this painful journey and come out on the other side – or those who are currently walking the journey with us… (pg 116) Many parents have grown accustomed to maintaining a kind of silent shame about the circumstances and issues surrounding their adult children. Assembling a support group is the last thing we want. Yet is one of the first things we must do to gain strength in a season of life that will most certainly require every ounce of fortitude we can muster”