I went to a Al-Anon meeting yesterday. It has been a difficult week and I needed help with my recovery. That is the neat thing about Al-Anon, they speak in terms of our recovery from the world of living with an addict.
This week my son reverted to addictive thinking. I do not know if he acted on his thoughts by using but he chose to believe his irrational thoughts. It is difficult and frustrating as a parent to experience this behavior.
Attending Al-Anon reminded me of the three C’s, I did not Cause, I cannot Control and I cannot Cure this disease. It also reminded me that I cannot change others. My job is to care for myself, set boundaries and live a good, happy life for myself.
We forget these simple concepts in the throws of addiction. I am thankful for the clarity given to me by…Al-Anon.