My son has been home 9 days now from treatment. During this time he has attended several AA and NA meetings as well as starting his outpatient treatment program.
I have learned during this time that I am a co-dependent and have been for a long time. It is a good thing that I and my son recognize this negative behavior on my part. Letting go and allowing him to take complete ownership in his recovery is necessary for him to have sustained abstinence/sobriety.
Last night I was reminded once again how far he has come in this journey. He asked, for the first time ever, if he could have individual counseling at his Intensive Outpatient program. I did not ask why, he just said that he would value the one-on-one relationship.
Ten weeks ago, he never would have admitted that he had a problem. He lived his life in denial and now he is…reaching out.