Does My Child Need to ‘Hit Rock Bottom’ to Recover from Addiction?
“You have to let him hit rock bottom” is what many parents hear when their child is struggling with substance use. But is that really true?
"So many people have told me that one of the major reasons that they're in recovery today is because their parents never gave up on them."
Mary Ann B., Masters Addiction Counselor
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, find hope and inspiration from three young people in recovery. Their stories are a love letter to the parents who never gave up on them.
“I’m addicted to heroin, and I need help.” After acknowledging his addiction and asking for help one Christmas Day, Keegan Wicks’s parents sprang into action. Eight years later, Christmas has become a time for celebrating his recovery.
Finding the right type of help for your child is no easy task. Timothy Rabolt credits his parents with with finding a “middle” that was right for him, and one that would help him reach recovery. “Nothing was black and white; they always helped find the gray area.”
On her way to recovery, Jessica Clay discovered a “different, stronger love” between herself and her parents, and she wants other families to find hope in her story. “Just because someone you love is struggling does not mean you did something wrong or you didn’t love them enough.”
CRAFT principles come to life in this short series of videos focused on positive reinforcement, natural consequences, active listening and behaviors making sense.