Keeping the Hope Alive

  • There’s no guidebook on how to help your child suffering from substance abuse disorder
  • Parents can manifest symptoms of addiction by worrying about their child struggling with addiction. They need to seek help too!
  • Don’t be too hard on yourself or concern yourself with “what ifs” – we do the best we can with the hand we were dealt
  • “As long as there’s life, there’s hope.” Don’t give up on your child, or yourself.  

 

Education- National Geographic Cover Article: The Science of Addiction 

Today’s podcast is about a National Geographic article about addiction (find the link below)

·     21 million Americans have a drug or alcohol addiction

·     There are new forms of treatment

·     Researchers and scientists are working on solutions

 

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/the-addicted-brain/

 

 

U2 Concert Sober

Whether you’re sober a month or 17 years, it can be challenging to step out and attend events like a concert or wedding. That being said, it IS possible and there ARE tools in place to help you enjoy your time while maintaining sobriety!

    • Seek support prior to the event to boost confidence and reassure you of your strength
    • Bring a friend who’s also sober (even if it’s just for the occasion)
    • Drive yourself so you have an easy exit should the event become too much
    • Have your phone on you at all times to phone a friend if you feel you need additional support