EP66 What if your child Says They Want to Quit Using Substances, but doesn’t quit?

Living While Loving Your Child Through Addiction
Living While Loving Your Child Through Addiction
EP66 What if your child Says They Want to Quit Using Substances, but doesn't quit?

Did you know we can want two things that contradict each other at the same time? It's called ambivalence and it's a complex emotion. It’s part of the messiness of being human. When we feel complex competing emotions the last thing we want is someone to minimize how we feel by oversimplifying it, yet that’s what we do when we label our kid’s ambivalence about substances as denial or accuse them of not being serious about recovery. It's possible for your child to want to quit using substances and keep using them. 

3 things you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Ambivalence is normal
  • Ways we all experience ambivalence
  • How to leverage understanding your child’s behavior

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