Loving a child who struggles with substance use causes WORRY. Not just a little, a whole lot! Right?!
Are they ok?
Are they alive?
They need treatment desperately, but not agreeing to it!
I can't stand it any more!
I'm losing them.
I'm losing my mind, my health, my own life. I'm losing me!
I don't have to tell you how difficult this path is loving a child through all the struggles of addiction. There is pain, there is tons of worry. We really, really need to know how to take care of it and ease the struggle. Let's look at some doable things you can do so you don't lose your mind entirely, so you don't lose you.
You need you. Your child needs you. No matter what, you are needed in your own life, you do have your own journey, and it will contribute to your own unique footprint in this world.
Worry is about the future. Let's talk about how to relieve the worry, and come back to the present. The here and now is where you will find RELIEF.
Let me know what else works for you and how some of the above works for you too. Let's continue to care for our worry and care for ourselves.
Our kids don't make it unless we do. There's lots of tools, methods, and supports to make it, even if it is to just relieve the intense worry and grief until we can learn and practice more. We'll make it together. We can and so we will!
Love wins here!
For Peace and Possibilities,
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