My Son Just Got Out Of Rehab
The opioid epidemic has made its way into the homes of people who never imagined it would. Caught off guard, the loved-ones of heroin addicts have found themselves woefully ill-prepared to handle the sudden reality of having an addict living under their roof. They aren’t sure how to act, or what to say, or if they’ll ever be able to feel at ease with their loved-one again.
Of course, this isn’t confined to opioids. Substance Use Disorders come in different varieties. Addiction affects 2/3s of American households in some way, shape, or form.
Recovery Support Groups like Al-Anon and Nar-Anon have emerged to be a resource for people who find themselves in this circumstance. Here’s a description from Nar-Anon:
“The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.
When you come into the family group, you are no longer alone, but among true friends who understand your problem as few others could. We respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.”
Roc & Doc talk more about this confusing situation in this latest episode and offer some helpful words of wisdom for people living in this experience.