How often do you send a text to your addicted child and breathe a sigh of relief because the text went through, or look on social media to see if they’ve been active, or do a drive by just so you can have a little peace of mind?
There are so many fears parents have when their child is struggling with addiction.
The ultimate fear is that they will die from an overdose.
That fear can start to rule your life. You get stuck with horrible images and thoughts about it.
You brain is looping through all the worst-case scenarios.
Meanwhile you’re reliving your worst fear day in and day out, losing sleep, and wondering how the hell all this happened in the first place.
Your brain’s job is to look out for danger and protect you, so it brings up this possibility over and over.
Our brains do this all day every day, the only difference is we don’t indulge in those other fears because if we did, we’d never get anything done.
When you have an addicted child you can’t rely on external circumstances to relieve your worry and fear.
You have to develop the skillset to provide your own relief.
In this video I talk about how I provide that relief for myself and my clients.
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