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Originally Published on Addiction Hope

Recovery is a “Family Process.” Families are an extremely important component of their child’s recovery, therefore, their roles are complex. Learning how to meaningfully participate in recovery and gain acceptance will positively impact how a loved one responds.

If you are a parent or caregiver of a child who is suffering from addiction, it is not too late to help them in their journey through recovery. You may have already noticed that your child is not the only one suffering, as it often absorbs the whole family. The thoughts, feelings, and actions of everyone in the family becomes ruled by the addict’s behavior.