Michelle Anderson

Love Over Addiction

Michelle Anderson

  • Their Addiction Is Not Your Fault

Their Addiction Is Not Your Fault

Sunday 5th January 2020

Are you a parent struggling with a child's addiction? Learn why it's not your fault and how to empower your child to get better. Listen now on alcoholfree.com.
7 minutes

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Love Over Addiction
Michelle Anderson
Family and Children
Harm Reduction
Mental Health
Faith-Based Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous
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Why Your Child's Addiction Is Not Your Fault: A Message of Empowerment and Hope for Parents

You empower them when you place the responsibility of getting better back on their shoulders, and you will feel a thousand pounds lighter when you remove it from yours.
The Love Over Addiction podcast is dedicated to helping those who love someone suffering from addiction. In this episode, hosts Michelle Anderson and Jo talk specifically to parents who have a child struggling with addiction. They acknowledge the extra painful spot that parents find themselves in and discuss the tendency to compare oneself to spouses who are married to addicts.
Michelle reassures parents that their child's addiction is not their fault and that they should not take the blame for it. She emphasizes that taking responsibility for one's life is important, even if one learned coping mechanisms in childhood that no longer serve them as an adult. Michelle encourages parents to empower their child to take responsibility for their recovery and provides examples of specific, no-nonsense ways to help oneself.
She also shares real-life examples of parents who have a healthy and happy life despite their child's addiction. The episode ends with a call to action to keep learning and to put new tools into practice. The Love Over Addiction podcast is a source of empowerment and hope for parents struggling with a child's addiction. Listen to the full episode now here on alcoholfree.com.