ADDICTION: THERE IS NO BLAME

A mother wrote to her son:

As ashamed as you are
I, too, feel the same
But you or myself
Are not the ones to blame

My reflection: For most of my son’s addictive years, I wanted to blame someone, even myself. One of the major tenets of Al-Anon is: You didn’t cause it, you can’t cure it; you didn’t make him a drug addict.

Today’s Promise to consider: I wanted to blame someone, anyone for my son’s addiction, even me. I’ve worn the yoke of guilt for years; better my fault than my son’s. It took me fourteen years and continual heartbreaks to realize – and accept – that blame is counterproductive. Today, let us put negative emotions behind us and move forward with hope and faith.

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Luisa Cimmino
Luisa Cimmino
5 months ago

L’amore per tuo figlio, ma direi per la vita stessa è disarmante.
Grazie per lasciarci riflettere grazie alle tue parole dettate da tanta esperienza

Richard MacWilliams
Richard MacWilliams
5 months ago

Good Advice. Blame never helps solve the problem and blame does not pick a person up.