Each month, we strive to provide resources, information and answers to families who have a son or daughter struggling with substance use. Many of those resources are provided through our blogs – the Parent Blog for answers to your tough questions and perspective from families who have been there, the Partnership News Service for a curated digest of the drug-related news of the week, and our Newsroom for updates on how the Partnership is addressing the needs of families and their communities.
In case you missed it, the following were our most popular blog posts from November:
1. If Love Alone Could Have Saved Me, It Would Have
“Just because your child is struggling with drugs doesn’t mean you didn’t love them enough. They’re just entangled in the cunning, baffling disease of addiction.” Jessica Clay, a young adult in recovery, shares insights from the other side of her struggle with substance use disorder.
3. Secrets for Surviving Thanksgiving with an Addicted Son
“Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays or anything special to our family — our son who was using drugs found a way to bring heartache to the occasion.” Parent and advocate Ron Grover shares tips for getting through the challenges of the holidays.
4. The Empty Chair at Our Holiday Table
When you lose a child, there will always be an empty chair at the holiday table. Parent and advocate Patty DiRenzo shares how she has learned to cope each Thanksgiving and Christmas.