September is National Recovery Month. In honor of this month I am reprinting an earlier post about a child I worked with many years ago. Whenever I wonder if what I do matters, I think of Josh....
What does it really, truly mean to be "in recovery" from addiction in your family?
Let me tell you about Josh.
Josh was in a group I co-facilitated about ten years ago. Josh's father is an alcoholic. He had been in and out of AA, but couldn't seem to pull together even a week of sobriety. There was a good deal of fighting and turmoil at home. Josh had been acting out and having trouble in school, and Mom brought him after a referral from the school district.