Why Should I Take Care of Myself if My Child is the One with the Addiction?
Self-care is important for a parent helping their child struggling with drugs. As one parent put it, “We became as sick as he was just trying to save him.”
There’s a lot of stigma and misunderstanding with substance use disorders, treatment and recovery. But you should never let social judgment stand in the way of getting your child the help he or she needs and deserves. Here are nine facts to know so you can be better prepared to help your child.
LEARN MORE: Learn how you can address your child’s drug use.
LEARN MORE: Read 5 Things You Need to Know About Relapse.
LEARN MORE: Use CRAFT skills to help your family heal.
LEARN MORE: Find out more in our Treatment eBook.
LEARN MORE: Get help navigating the treatment system.
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