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.
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.”