An engaged, educated parent is the only proactive path to getting in front of substance abuse and addiction in our family. This doesn’t guarantee a drug free family; but, the chances are significantly reduced and a family’s ability to effectively manage the addiction issue is greatly enhanced.
Most parents today have no idea what they are facing, when the reality of addiction hits home. I know I had no clue when I learned my son was struggling with a heroin addiction. Like most parents, I went on a challenging learning curve, made ill-informed decisions regarding my son’s addiction and recovery, and had no idea the risks and threats these behaviors could have on my son’s well-being. My response was like most every parent in a similar spot; I figured it was my kid, we were his parents, and this is something we needed to deal with it in the best way we can.
Parents cannot adequately help themselves or their children by simply following some playbook responses to addictive or recovery based behaviors. They cannot successfully find deep, contextual solutions to their issues on a chat room. That is too easy and dangerous.
Every family’s addiction problem is much more complex and personal than that. We are living in a complicated time where effective parenting has never been more critical for our children. At 100Pedals, we save lives and heal families by providing parents with the skills and tools to proactively tackle the issue of addiction in the family.