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.
Can you relate to this story at all? If so, share with us below…