Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Summer is Here. Be Vigilant. Talk To Your Teens
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This week Denise reminds you of what to look out for when your kids and young adults have extra time on their hands. Yes, relaxation is good and time with friends can be wonderful. But there are lots of opportunities for bad choices to be made. Listen to some of the things to look out for and some actions to take to help make this summer a good one. Part of this week’s show is a short interview Denise had recorded with her son who, at the time of the interview, had been clean and sober from his heroin addiction for 7 years. When this was originally broadcast, there were many emails with questions, comments, and concerns from the audience. Denise encourages you to ask questions, make comments, voice concerns again either by email or by going to her website and make a date to have a free phone conversation with her. Feel free to use this time to do a little brainstorming about a situation you might have and to make some concrete actions to take to help make your life easier and that of your family.
Also, Denise talks about an article from an online magazine called The Fix called “My Addiction Was a Family Disease” that considers what families can do to cope with and navigate through a loved one’s addiction and recovery.