As mothers, we are always trying to do best for our kids. Way too many kids are falling into addictions these days, especially heroin. Because we love and care for our children, this (addiction) behavior often stresses us out to the max, especially since we usually have to balance time with the rest of the family, work, and self-care. So, what often goes out the door? Self-care, of course! Following are some tips for self-care and making the relationship you have with your addicted child healthier – for everyone involved.
As a parent of a child in the throes of addiction, watch this short video about being part of a support group.
If you find yourself in the dangerous situation of being the mother of a child using heroin, please consider taking this course about natural approaches to treating heroin. There are a multitude of treatment approaches, mostly in the private realm, that will not cause toxic side effects. Also, an approach to treating withdrawal as well as mental health issues, amino acid therapy, either orally or by IV, together with other natural supplements and dietary changes, is actually healing the brain chemistry instead of manipulating neurotransmitters, as medications tend to do. As this healing takes place, talk therapy and behavioral change can occur much more easily!
For more information about healthy, holistic lifestyle choices – and getting well again – please visit Health and Wellness Online, LLC.
Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.