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My Child & ADDICTION

Caron Treatment Centers

  • Podcast XTRA: Q&A with Michael Otey

Podcast XTRA: Q&A with Michael Otey

Friday 4th January 2019

Join Caron Treatment Centers’ Michael Otey on My Child & Addiction podcast episode as he answers questions from parents seeking a better understanding of the concept of tough love and how addiction is indeed a family disease. Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com.
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My Child & ADDICTION
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The Role of Tough Love and Family Dynamics in Addiction: Insights from Michael Otey

As a parent, if you have a child that has this disease, I'm going to have to begin to set some boundaries- and you talked about it earlier- where setting boundaries tends to feel like abandonment because you're in trouble and I'm setting a boundary and the boundary says I'll help you if and for a parent.
In the latest episode of My Child & Addiction, Caron Treatment Centers’ Michael Otey answers crucial questions from parents who are seeking a better understanding of tough love and the impact addiction has on families. Otey shares his insights on how addiction is a family disease and how both parents have to be in agreement to stand together when it comes to their child's counseling and treatment.
Parents are encouraged to own their humanity, including their mistakes, to make it okay for their children to make mistakes as well. Setting boundaries in addiction treatment can be tough, but it is necessary to facilitate change. Parents are advised to avoid overreacting to their child's early experimentation and to value communication and openness. Listen to the full episode now here on alcoholfree.com and gain valuable insights into addiction, family dynamics, and tough love.