Anna David has an interview with Earl Hightower that really gets at the informed consent issues I've been talking about here. AD: Should the parents just accept the first recommendation or should they ask for more? EH: I think the first question they should ask should be one they ask themselves, which is how they … Continue reading how do you want your loved one to return?
Drugfree.org has a great post from a parent who's been through the wringer and is speaking from the other side. When speaking with a struggling parent, she asked him what he wishes he would have done differently. He responds I would have learned to listen. First, I would have learned to listen to my son. … Continue reading I would have learned to listen.
Loved ones often struggle with the question of whether they are enabling. Drugfree.org offers a good post on the subject. By way of quick review, “enabling” actually means doing positive things that will end up supporting continued negative behavior, such as providing your child with money so they won’t “go hungry” during the day, knowing they use it to … Continue reading Am I enabling?