How can recognizing powerlessness over a child’s addiction make it easier to detach and not enable them?
Jacob joins us to tell his story and how he stopped trying fruitlessly to fix his son's addiction.
He picked a couple of readings from ODAT — Jan 29 and Feb 11, saying that they have been and are important in his ongoing recovery.
As I read Jan 29, it is about (not) enabling our addicted loved ones. How has this reading spoken to you? How have you followed its suggestions? What benefits have you gained?
I see Feb 11 as speaking about powerlessness over our loved one’s addiction. How has this reading spoken to you? How has your behavior changed as a result?How have you gained by recognizing your powerlessness and the unmanageability of trying to exert control?
Readings and Links
We read from One Day at a Time in Al-Anon, Jan 29 and Feb 11.
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