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.”
You can help your child better by learning to take care of yourself, and manage all of the complicated emotions that go with caring for a child struggling with substance use.
CMC: Foundation for Change is a nonprofit organization staffed by addiction professionals with one mission: to provide help and hope to the families of those struggling with substances. They are devoted to training parents in effective strategies to help their children who are struggling with substance use, and improve the functioning and health of the whole family. There is a wealth of research-supported and clinically-tested information for families about how they can help a loved one change behaviors while staying connected and staying positive. Families can learn these skills and succeed in helping their loved one.
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