Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Partnership For A Drug Free America

A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from The Partnership asking if I would write to be published on their blog. After a lot of thinking I decided to go or it. I sure don't have the answers but if they want my words and thing they may help someone I'll try.

My first posting can be found at http://intervene.drugfree.org/

It is pretty much a re-post of a posting on our blog about The Truths. So many of you wrote positive comments about that posting that I thought it may be a place to start. The columns I write for the The Partnership will be a personal account of our learning's through this parenting an addict. 

We will continue with our blog as a daily/weekly accounting of life with our son and the struggles of dealing with addiction. You cannot imagine the relief we get from those of you the support us with thoughts and comments. Thank you so much.

The Partnership home page is www.drugfree.org. There is a lot of good info and resources on their site.

8 comments:

clean and crazy said...

oh awesome, something good coming out of a bad situation!! you guys are going to help a lot of people with this!!

Lou said...

I read the article, and it was excellent. You write the truth, and the sooner parents accept it, the better for their kids.

It really does take most parents a number of years to face reality. That is part of the dynamic of addiction. I read a book that said to ask yourself "are you doing things today you never would have considered doing five years ago?"

Midnitefyrfly said...

Congratulations! It must feel good to be acknowledged and be allowed to help in that way. I thought The Truths was a GREAT post.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Gosh, I feel kind of bad since I linked to that article before you even mentioned it on your own blog...sorry about that. But its EXCELLENT and they made a good choice in asking you to write for them!!!!

Annette said...

Hey Dad, I was so glad to see you over there at The Partnership. I got the same email and I felt kind of silly, like there are so many other parents who are so much more articulate than I am and well versed. Its an amazing opportunity though and I am grateful. I read your post, my husband read it also....such wisdom there.

Syd said...

Glad that you are sharing your words to help others who are dealing with addiction.

Anonymous said...

we are in the middle or maybe near the end of our road with our son. just found your blog and 7 steps. it is everything we have and are experiencing with our 24 yo son. thanks for the support. we are drained physically, emotionally and mentally. not sure how much more my wife and I can take.

Dad and Mom said...

anonymous,

"Physically, emotionally and mentally" This is not your problem to fix. Boundaries are important. I really had reached the end of my rope until I realized whatever I was doing wasn't working for him. A couple of weeks of contemplation and re-focusing helped m. Then setting boundaries for myself and stop trying to set them for him helped. If you wish to chat more e-mail me.