Most family members are terrified about the responses when neighbors, or the people at church, work, or school find out their loved one is addicted to drugs. The stigma of drug addiction and the fear of the judgment that comes with having an addict in your family is a very powerful, negative force.
Knowing who to trust with our story, our struggle, our pain and our problem often prevents many parents and loved ones from finding the help they need most to get through our difficulties.
In today’s blogcast, I talk about the opportunity that exists in having the courage to be authentic and transparent with those we know and trust. It is in our authenticity and our humility that we put ourselves in position to be real, to be loved, and to be understood.
It takes a great deal of courage to be able to expose our warts and our problems; yet, it is in that release we find honesty and trust and love and support. And, it gives us an opportunity in that humility to be trusted in such a way that we can give back to those around us who have their own secret pain.
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If you are struggling with the addiction of a loved one or child and need someone to talk with, please contact me. I am here to help you better understand the situation and help find a way to maneuver through the chaos and the pain. You can reach me at: dave@100Pedals.com
Dave Cooke travels around the country giving inspirational and educational talks to business organizations, support groups, churches, schools and treatment facilities. If you like to invite Dave to speak at your organization, please contact Dave Cooke at: dave@100Pedals.com