Few challenges are more difficult than when we face the prospect of talking to a family member or loved one who is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. These issues are some of the hardest. Someone you care about very much is using a substance that will eventually kill them if they don’t stop.
Recently, three employees of a daycare facility in suburban Chicago were arrested after they gave children gummy bears laced with sleep aid melatonin without parental consent, according to the police.
We all know the harshness of war with the bullets flying and the bombs dropping and the crazy war movies that follow, heck, the national media never seem to give up talking about the victims, and the chaos and showing the flag-draped caskets carried off the planes by military honor guards…
National data doesn’t tell us how many children are removed from their homes because of a parent’s addiction. And there’s no national standard for how states report substance abuse and child neglect. But many state officials agree the surge in foster care cases is a result of the drug epidemic.
Growing up , both my parents were addicted to drugs. I actually did not even meet my mom until I was about 8 years old. She was in prison. My mom went right back to her addiction after she was released from prison. I never established a real relationship.