Does anyone know of Al-anon groups targeted for parents of children with addiction. I have attended a few and I struggle with the detachment piece. This is my child and I am suppose to be a parent, the one to set the boundaries etc.. I always end up feeling conflicted.
I know what you mean - although I believe that Al-anon works and use the 12 steps I have struggled with the detachment part as well. I think that it is different when it is your child. I am reading a really great book by Debra Jay. It is called No More Letting Go- The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction. She talks about why we should not let addicts "hit bottom" before we try to help them. This is a book that I will return to for encouragement and hope.