How To Survive Your Child’s Addiction: A Guide To Recovering Peace And Rediscovering Joy by Patty Fallone
Parenting a child with substance abuse issues is daunting. Patty Fallone knows this firsthand from witnessing her own son’s battle with addiction and seeing the toll it took on her entire family. She has also learned that when parents work their own program of recovery, their lives can return to a state of peace, no longer waiting for the next shoe to drop, where they can find peace in the moment, and that peace will benefit all those around them. Patty has taken all she has learned, not just from her own journey, but from hundreds of other parents that she has met and helped along the way and laid it all bare it a practical, heartwarming and totally relatable guide that every parent of an addict can benefit from.
The addict has their drug of choice and they become the parent’s drug of choice. The parents become as obsessed with them as they are with drugs and alcohol. The parents isolate from their friends, they ignore other relationships, they don’t perform at work, and they become fixated on the addict. They act like an addict without ever using a substance. They allow their child’s addiction to take charge of their own lives just as it has taken over their child’s.
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I am a Parent Recovery Coach focused on helping parents find healthy ways to deal with the challenges they face when their child suffers from addiction and mental health disorders. I am a mother of 4, grandmother of 2. I’m a 9/11 widow and the mother of a son who got sober at 19.