Everyone has an opnion on addiction what they would do what they would not do . The you should do this and why do you put up with that and I would never allow that to take place in my home from my child , throw them out , put them in rehab, give them tough love , no love ,extra love it goes on and on the list of things you should as a parent of an addict do .Almost everyone is a Monday morning quarterback who have hind sight twenty twenty of a situation they are no part of . People wonder why parents of addicts do not share their situations or talk about the nightmare they live daily because so few will listen who have not been there without critisizing any decision one chooses to do to help the their addict child, It is a very lonely place that is not helped by those who talk about you and what you have prayed about cried about and chosen to do praying to God it was the right decision this time.
This all changes those when people are on the same side of the fence when they have an addict for a child they become just as defensive and guarded and suddenly unjudgemental of the nightmare so many people deal with daily that they once were so harshed to judge. No addict or loved one of an addict journey is the same. The common denominator is the drugs that rule the situation. Opinions are not needed plans and solutions are needed to change and stop addiction. Well meaning suggestion can be just another kick in the stomach knocking the wind out of the loved one of an addict again . Think before we speak because truly unless you have been there you have No Idea and even if you have no 2 situations are the same . Sometimes are ears were made to just listen not to a be device to activate our mouths with opinions and advice we are not qualified to give . Society needs to do something about our ,out of control drug situation but instead of judging it we need to come together as one and fix it.
May no parent go through the nightmare of having an addict because it will forever change your world