VOICES – All Those Soul-Crushing Feelings
“It’s your last chance,” the therapist had warned us. “She’s sixteen. Soon you won’t be able to make decisions about her health.”
NEW THIS WEEK How to tame the fear when the beast is our own child’s addiction.
Dear Mom, addiction has nothing to do with the love between a mother and child.
We do the best we can when raising our children, but when things go wrong, everything we’ve ever done becomes fodder for the fire of maternal guilt.
Who carries shame in the world of addiction? Is it the sick one or families, or both? What does shame feel like? And how can you find the gift of NO SHAME?
My first response was denial. One would think I knew better considering the family I came from, but as Melody Beattie says, “Denial is the shock absorber for the soul.”
Sandy Swenson talks with host William Moyers about how the distinction between her son and the disease changed everything.
As the mom of an addicted child, is it possible to find peace of mind and freedom from suffering? Listen in as Victoria Stith tells you how.
Once upon I was just a regular mom. And then I had to figure out how to be the mom of an addict.
We are called to love our children unconditionally, but the question became what does love look like in this situation, in dealing with someone in the throes of addiction?