November 13, 2014

Parents, what you say matters more than you realize

The Addiction Conversation

Are you in a battle to communicate effectively with your addicted child?

Are you struggling to understand their choices and responses despite your best efforts?

Are you frustrated to find the words to offer encouragement and support in moments of conflict and pain?

You are not alone. Every parent faces a difficult, challenging learning curve when dealing with a child’s addiction.

The information in this podcast can and will help you…

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Every parent feels a sense of responsibility for their child’s addiction.

Every one eventually comes to understand that guilt is part of the process; but, we are not to blame for the choices our children make.

A child’s recovery from their addiction is a parent’s highest priority.

Just as we are not responsible for the choices that brought our child to their addictive situation, we are not responsible for their decisions in recovery.

How we communicate and interact with them can have a significant influence on how they manage their recovery.

Today’s guest, Jill D. Cox, is a professional counselor specializing in treatment therapy. I connected with her through several professional groups on LinkedIn.

I found her writings and comments particularly insightful and accurate.

She has a great perspective for parents and a calming, steady approach in a very chaotic emotional environment.

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About Dave Cooke

Dave Cooke is a dad on a mission. His mission is to help parents get control of their lives over the powerful, destructive influences of a child's addiction. As the father of a son in a ten year heroin battle, Dave knows all to well the challenges parents and families face. He also knows there is a way to find peace in the chaos. It is his mission to help parents discover their path to a healthier, balanced life even if a child's active addiction is still part of their daily journey.