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What Do Parents Of Addicts Look Like?

[share]It happened again; the same comment I had heard beforeThe look that did not need words to convey the message: “I can’t believe you would have a daughter who’s a drug addict.”When I told a friend about this, she asked sarcastically what a parent of an addict is supposed to look like. It made me wonder if people half-expect me to have a needle sticking out of my arm.Truthfully, these comments or looks of surprise do not offend me. It is likely the reaction I would have had before all hell broke loose in my life. More than once, I had been on my soapbox proclaiming that if a child went astray, it was the parents’ fault. I judged and condemned…

Valerie Silveira

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