You remember that I became a parent coach for the parent coaching program through Drug Free Kids. I receive a lot of wonderful resources through Drug Free Kids and The Center for Motivation and Change. One of them is this interactive website that is full of videos of Jeff and Carrie (CMC founders) explaining how loved ones can be helpful, as well as other videos demonstrating how to use CRAFT/MI (motivational interviewing) strategies in the real world, both for parents and partners of people with substance use issues.
Also, if you go to the Drug Free website you will be able to download The Parent's 20 Minute Guide from their website for FREE by clicking on "get information" and then "guides and resources"....and its the newest 2nd edition which contains some new sections on topics like shame and enabling. The Parent's 20 minute Guide is the companion book to Beyond Addiction. You can also purchase both from Amazon too of course.
I am now also an admin for the Mom's CAN (change addiction now) FB page. I've met so many wonderful women through these ventures....I feel very blessed and grateful to have been asked. I of course can't fix anything for any of us, nor do I have any brilliant ideas, but I am very capable of walking along side and being present with other hurting parents.
Lets all keep praying. Things are not good here...I keep thinking that it gets darkest before the dawn. Let's hope so.
Much love to all....