Topic: HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT IT
Trust is important and tough when you live with a person who suffers with addiction. You never know when you can trust that person and when not. Take a piece of paper and a pen and write down a list of when you were able to trust the parent who suffers with addiction and then make a list when you were not able to trust that parent.
Why use paper and pen in this electronic age? Because your handwriting triggers emotions, makes memory more visual.
But lets get back to trust. Is there a pattern in your list? When a parent is free of drugs he or she may have valuable input. Some may be in a bad mood and may not have valuable input.
This is why therapy is so important. Don’t have access to therapy? Visit places like Alateen and In The Rooms. They can help. They want to listen to you and their input will help you.