Ok, Here's one thing we all have in common - we all have Mothers!
Many Team Members at Soberman's Estate are Mothers and on this special day, we would like to pay tribute to the 2 Founding Mothers of Soberman's Estate. Both Sandi Starr and Janice Story have been on the Sobermans's Estate team since before we opened. We call Sandi the God Mother, and we call Janice our Horse Whisperer, and the clients trust and value them as much as we do. Occasionally our clients receive wonderful motherly advice from Sandi and Janice and we would like to wish them and all the Mothers of Soberman's Estate a Happy Mother’s Day!
Now to a more serious topic regarding Mother’s Day - "Coping with an Addicted Parent: A Guide for Children and Caregivers on Mother's Day.”
Mother's Day is a special occasion to celebrate the love and care that mothers provide to their children. But for some, it can be a difficult time when the person they want to honor is struggling with addiction. It can be overwhelming and challenging to deal with an addicted parent, especially when it comes to the impact it has on family relationships.
As a professional men's residential treatment facility, we understand the difficulties faced by those who have a loved one struggling with addiction. In this post, we offer guidance and support to children and caregivers who are dealing with an addicted parent.
Acknowledge your feelings: It's important to recognize and validate your feelings, whether it's anger, frustration, sadness, or guilt. Addiction affects everyone in the family and it's normal to experience a range of emotions. Allow yourself to feel what you're feeling and don't dismiss your emotions as unimportant.
Seek support: You don't have to go through this alone. Reach out to friends, family members, or a support group for help and support. Talking to others who have gone through similar experiences can be incredibly helpful and provide a sense of comfort.
Set boundaries: It's important to set boundaries with an addicted parent to protect yourself from the negative impact of their addiction. This may include not allowing them to borrow money or not engaging in conversations about their addiction. Be clear about what you're comfortable with and stick to your boundaries.
Focus on self-care: Taking care of yourself should be a top priority. Make time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation, such as reading, exercising, or spending time with loved ones.
Educate yourself: Understanding addiction and its effects can help you to better cope with the situation. Read books, attend support groups, or talk to a professional to gain a better understanding of the disease.
Encourage treatment: If your parent is ready to seek help, encourage them to enter a treatment program. Addiction is a disease and treatment can help them to overcome it and reclaim their life.
On Mother's Day, it's important to remember that addiction does not define the person you love. They are more than their addiction and with the right support, they can overcome it. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, please reach out to us for help. Our professional and compassionate team at Soberman’s Estate is here to support you on your journey to recovery.
In conclusion, dealing with an addicted parent can be a challenging experience, but with the right support, it's possible to overcome the difficulties and build a stronger, healthier relationship. We hope that this post provides some comfort and guidance to those who are facing this situation. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there who are working hard to overcome addiction and to all the children and caregivers who are supporting them.
Soberman's Estate is a residential men's addiction treatment center that provides discreet, individualized, sophisticated recovery and wellness services for adult men that want to recover from substance use disorders, and or other behavioral issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, or other addictions.