How to Talk to Your Child in Recovery When a Celebrity Dies of a Relapse or Overdose
Talking to Children in Recovery about Celebrity OverdoseTalking to your child in recovery about these celebrities and their recovery, as well as their relapse, is important. Though these individuals had fame and fortune, they were just people. Each was someone's son, daughter, father, mother, and many others' friend. Witnessing relapse and fatal overdose is an instant serving of humility for your child in recovery. Ask your child how he or she is feeling about the news and what kind of thoughts the event brings up for them. Feeling a small sense of craving or discomfort is common in these situations. Though the sober mind knows that using is dangerous, the addicted mind can't help but think, They got to use one more time. Coping with and processing relapse and overdose can be overwhelming. If it happened to them , your child might think, it could happen to me. Again remind your child that addiction does not discriminate or change based on things like fame or fortune. Read reports from family members. Find examples of where a recovery program went wrong and remind your child of how important it is that he stick closely to the program he has worked so hard to create. Most importantly, tell your child that he is loved, that you are proud of the hard work he has done in recovery, and that life is extremely precious.
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