As a parent, you will always want what’s best for your child. But what happens if your child develops a substance abuse or mental health problem? Do you still give your child money when asked? Do you let your child go out? Do you cut your child off? Is the choice between enabling and tough love a real choice?
“I tell parents every day that the diseases of addiction and mental illness only get worse over time, they never get better. That’s a fact. When you know that you’re dealing with a disease that only gets worse with time, then the choices are simple. That individual is either going to the morgue, to prison or to treatment.” says attorney, Mark Astor.
The decision should not be, “Should I enable my child or practice tough love?” but rather, “Am i going to get my child into treatment even if I have to make that desision for them?” And while it’s not an easy one, that’s the decision that has to be made. There are many useful tools to compel your loved one into treatment. The advice of an experienced drug and alcohol attorney can get them there and save your child’s life.
At Drug and Alcohol Attorneys, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. They are in the business of making a difference, empowering families and giving you options. They will help you get your loved one into treatment and set you and your family on the road to recovery.