Here is a post we found on a blog called Intervene.  This author is a father of a son who is recovering from an addiction. I really like his openness and down-to-earth writing about what he wished he had done differently when trying to help his son.

His main point in the post is that sometimes we need to take a break from “fixing” addicted loved ones and “listen” to what they have to say.

The urge to “fix” someone with an addiction is strong and understandable; however, “listening” can give us a chance to re-examine our attempts to fix the person, re-group our resources, and brainstorm additional or revised strategies to help support our loved one’s sobriety instead of fixing their addiction.

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