LOVE IS THE WAY TO BEAT DOWN ADDICTION

A mom wrote to me: Love is the way to wear down the demon of addiction. Not fear. You will never regret your loving response in the face of the chaos of addiction. Miracles happen. Souls do come back from the darkness.

My reflection: When my son was in active addiction, I lived in constant fear: fear of the phone call in the middle of night, fear of another arrest, and fear of death. Fear was a constant companion. 

Today’s Promise to consider: Love might not change the course of addiction, but it opens the space for us to confront addiction with greater equilibrium, faith, and hope. Today, I’ll put fear aside and bring compassion forward because, if the worst happens, I will never regret responding with love.

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Beverly Weimer
Beverly Weimer
2 years ago

I totally agree with you LIbby! As my son got further and further into addiction, I understood the disease more fully. Through the Grace of God, I began to take this attitude….mostly for my self-preservation. After 12 years of active use, Anthony is clean and trying to regain the many losses he has lost through this dreaded disease.
Thank you so much for all of your Wisdom and Love!
Beverly

Kelly Spicer
Kelly Spicer
2 years ago

I have and live the same moto for my son.

Carole
Carole
2 years ago

Libby, I love the last sentence from today’s reflection. I hope I will remember it when I need it.

Karen Baar
Karen Baar
2 years ago

Love this writing Libby!❤️

Jst4tdy
Jst4tdy
2 years ago

Fear: Face Everything and RECOVER. Apropos for the suffering addict and their loved ones. Be kind. Love one another.