What are some of the specific ways a parent’s addiction affects the lives of their children? How do parents who are in recovery start to rebuild the family’s home life?
These are the questions that the staff members of MARR’s Right Side Up program address on a daily basis. Alisa Sawyer is a Therapeutic Child Care Coordinator at Right Side Up and has been with the organization for 15 years. In this position she works with both mothers in early recovery and their children. She talks about the different ways she has seen addiction in the home affect the children she works with. She also shares about how structure and consistency are crucial components for rebuilding family life.
Other episodes on addiction in the family:
Ep 42: The Whole Family Can Recovery
Ep. 39: How to Talk to a Loved One About Their Addiction