Should I Be Worried About Substance Use If My Child Has an “Addictive Personality”?
There isn’t a medical diagnosis of an “addictive personality,” but there are substance use risk factors that you can look for in your child.
When your child is struggling with drugs or alcohol, it can be surprising and overwhelming just how much your emotions can vary minute to minute or day to day. One moment you can be completely sad. But perhaps the next moment you can find a glimmer of hope for improvement. Those emotions can quickly turn to anger, frustration, hopelessness. How do you deal with all of this and still keep a level head to be able to help your child?
It’s completely normal to be going through all of these emotions. But it’s important to learn how to accept and manage them, in order to be your best, helpful, most supportive self.
Watch Helpline Specialist Karla explain how you can cope:
Helpline Specialists like Karla are ready to listen to your situation and your concerns about your child struggling with substance use, and help you make an action plan.