WHO HELPS OUR LOVED ONES FIND RECOVERY?

A friend of mine posted: Be careful judging that drug addict so harshly. He or she might just recover and be the one to show your very own child a way out.

My reflection: Our beloved Dr MacAfee once told me that when he testified in court for drug cases, the attorneys and judges regarded him distantly because he represented the addicted person. “Although,” he continued, “When their child was in trouble with drugs or alcohol, I was the first person they called.”

Today’s Promise to consider: The recovering addict is almost always best suited to help another suffering person. Who better knows the journey of addiction: the alienation, struggles, humiliation, and repeated failed attempts at sobriety? Today, I pray that all recovering persons reach out a hand to help another. Somebody did just that for my son, and I’ll be forever grateful.

 

 

 

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Romana mattioli
Romana mattioli
3 years ago

I asked a friend of my son’s if he might be a “recovery coach” for my son as this young man has 5 years in recovery & he never even had the courtesy to respond… to me this showed insecurity in himself

Pamela
Pamela
3 years ago

Your words always inspire, Libby ~ hope and wisdom for us to take into the day in all kinds of ways ~

Amy
Amy
3 years ago

You can only keep what you have by giving it away….

Karen
3 years ago

Thanks Libby. I keep forgetting that my son lives in a recovery community. I do believe getting help from other recovery people is key. Admit I get frustrated that my son doesn’t “ reach out”.