I would ask that you watch the following short video before reading the rest of my blog.
I have had numerous conversations with families who are struggling with how to balance their child’s addiction with their attempt to have a “normal” Christmas day this year. Their children are either in jail, in treatment, active in their disease, or in the hospital because of an overdose or other addiction related affliction.
No, I did not mention to these parents that addiction may turn out to be a gift! However, for those parents who have successfully traveled the path of recovery with their addicted child, each and every one has stories of how addiction created positive changes in how they see one another and their world.
Addiction can create a stronger relationship with God. It can strengthen your relationship with your spouse. It teaches you to focus on the positive and, therefore increase your appreciation and gratefulness for the numerous joys that this life offers.
How do we begin to break down the barriers of anger and resentment that we have toward our addicted child to discover the potential which is wrapped in the gift of addiction?
I encourage you to watch the following excellent video and to stop the video at each moment you hear a specific insight into your personal situation and write that thought down. This just may be the change that gives you the peace and serenity that you need and deserve.