The shame and humiliation of having an addicted child

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When those in recovery reference the shame that comes with substance use disorder, I get it. Because as a mom, I got that treatment, too.

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Shame

shame-003When Charles first started abusing drugs, we didn’t talk about it. Right at first I felt some shame but more frustration and fear.

Was it drugs or was it mental illness? We did find out eventually that it was mental illness first and the initial drug use was a result of his wanting to feel read more