My Friend Has a Child Who is Struggling with Addiction. How Can I Help?
You don’t have to be affected by drug addiction to support a friend whose kid is struggling, or have to know exactly what to say. You just have to be there.
It can be challenging trying to figure out how to best approach your son’s or daughter’s substance use. It can become even more challenging when you and your significant other don’t agree on how to handle it.
“Disagreements are understandable,” explains Master Addictions Counselor Mary Ann Badenoch, LPC, in this short video. “But helping [your child] includes finding ways to collaborate with each other.”