Help for Parents of Addicts / Alcoholics
You may think it’s your fault when your son or daughter develops a drug or alcohol addiction. Wondering where you went wrong, you become entangled in a destructive web of self-blame. Please listen when we say: It’s not your fault. Addiction is a cunning, indiscriminate disease that afflicts everyone: rich and poor; male and female; young and old.
No matter how hard you try to teach your kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, they’re not exempt from making poor choices that land them in the vicious grip of chemical dependency. Like most parents, your first instinct is to rescue them, but you can’t just “fix it,” or “change them.” The best thing you can do for your child is to love them, avoid enabling them, and get help—for both of you.
No doubt your child’s drug use has impacted your home, your lifestyle, and possibly your physical and mental health. Addiction is a thief that steals your family’s peace, derails relationships, and ravages finances. As you sit in the middle of the devastation brought on by your child, remember these truths:
• It was their decision to begin using or drinking, and it must be their decision to pursue healing. You can encourage them, but you cannot force them. If you believe your child needs an intervention, we can help. Our team has led many people to recovery through our compassionate, structured interventions.
• Enabling is not the same as loving. It is painful to withhold help and financial resources from your child, but sometimes it is necessary. The Coast to Coast team provides family therapy and recovery options where you’ll learn how to love your child well, while still allowing them to experience the consequences of their actions.
• You need help, too. Whether you find solace in support groups, therapy sessions, or structured family treatment programs, be kind to yourself. Coast to Coast specializes in family therapy and recovery options for loved ones influenced by the trauma of addiction.
Drug & Alcohol Recovery for Families & Parents
Like it or not, drug and alcohol addiction is a family affair. The effect of your child’s chemical dependency reverberates throughout every corner of their life—and yours. We’ve been there, and we know how to help. You are not alone. We’re a safe haven where you can share your darkest fears, and we’re a resource for matching your child with the treatment program that will be most effective for them. Call (800) 210-8229 to get the support you need, when you need it. We’re available 24/7.