Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A parenting secret I am no longer willing to keep at Home/Work

Sometimes as a parent we don't want to admit that we have a drug problem with our child. Does that mean we were not good parents? Did our neglect cause their drug addiction? Is it because we used ourselves? I happen to think that some very sick kids come from some very healthy families--also the other way around. But if we truly believe that alcoholism and addiction is a disease--then it doesn't have a whole lot to do with the family of origin, unless you're talking genetics. Read about this mom below and see how she finally stopped "keeping the secret." for heavens sake just admit there is an elephant in the living room and get the help the family needs.

A parenting secret I am no longer willing to keep at Home/Work: "my eldest child was brought to the intensive care unit three days ago, that the nurses and doctors might treat him differently, maybe even give him substandard care once they knew why he was there. That’s because he was admitted not after a car accident in which he was blameless. Not due to some mysterious, unknown fever. No, he was rushed to the hospital, nearly lifeless, after a massive drug overdose and a brutal physical assault related to his involvement with drugs. But I was wrong to worry about this;"

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