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
22 days 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
22 days ago

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