How Do I Help My Addicted Child?
Having a child stuggling with an addiction is one of the most difficult situations any parent can face. Here are ways you can support your child through their addiction.
JANUARY 25, 2022
Having a child with an addiction is one of the most difficult situations a parent can face. Whether your child is a teen or an adult, addiction is devastating. It can be hard to know what to do when your child is struggling with an addiction. Initially, it can come as a huge shock. Addiction counselor Mark Levine remarked: “Parents are always in denial in the beginning…It’s the emotionally safe thing to do. To acknowledge a problem would cause most parents to blame themselves – something they would rather avoid.” Our human instinct is often to act as if nothing is happening. The key to learning how to behave around an addict is to open your eyes to the problem.