I remember when I found out my son was first smoking marijuana. Everyone said its a phase kids go through and it is no big deal, so I didn't tell my friends or family. After all, I did not want my son to be labeled an addict and have them think poorly of him.
The holidays, rather than acting as a time for us to come together, can magnify the ways in which addiction has torn us from friends and family over the years. We have tips on how to navigate heading home for the holidays in early recovery, and some tips for family members and friends hosting someone in early recovery this holiday season.