26th of February was meant to be another Family Counseling like any other day. But the whole atmosphere got charged up as we received a letter from a family member, a mother, whose son was celebrating his 2nd Recovery Birthday.
In her letter she had stated that she wants us to read her letter out to the family members of other residents too. She had touched various vital issues like enabling by families, how families protect the addicts, how the families fall a prey to the addict’s trap and finally how they get emotionally extorted.
The best line in her letter was, “Shafa had tried to give me a new vision to see (understand) the addict (my son), but alas, I could never quit my emotional specs.”
This letter served as an eye-opener for all. At least families are experiencing for themselves what we want to convey.
Stay in touch, stay connected.