When faced with a child’s addiction, parents have an opportunity to grow and change. We have created numerous “Meetings in a Box” that help you explore the various facets of addiction from denial to serenity. Each Meeting in a Box tackles a different topic and can be downloaded for us on your own or with a small group of parents who seek to make sense of how they have responded to their child’s substance abuse. We created the Meetings in a Box during weekly meetings with four to six mothers who were committed to surviving—and even thriving—during their child’s struggles with drugs or alcohol.
You can view a sample Meeting in a Box here [pdf]
Each Meeting in a Box includes thought-provoking “conversation starters,” projects, reading lists, suggested music and a relevant entry from the Seeking Serenity blog and costs only $1.99.
Learn to accept the things we cannot change about our situations.
Learn to accept anger and channel it in a positive way.
How to set boundaries and be healthy in our relationships.
Discover ways to calm ourselves when we are frantic or stressed.
Discuss how to communicate more authentically and successfully with our loved ones.
How to find courage when we need it.
Come understand how the expectations we have for our loved ones can set us up for happiness or sorrow; explore the impact of expectations on our family relationships and our own lives.
It has been said that trust is the first thing lost and the last thing restored after the fallout from addiction. Discover ways to address your own trust issues.
How do we live in gratitude when our children are suffering? Discover ways to change your attitude!
Spirituality is important in our own recovery from the family disease. Discover tools to improve your conscience contact with a God of your understanding.
Learn what keeps you from change and growth. Discover different ways to work through your deepest fears.
Finding ways to be calm and peaceful in the eye of the addiction storm.
Learn how to forgive and let go, to ourselves and to others. Discovery why this is such an important component to our own recovery.
Meeting in a Box – Hope
Albert Einstein said, “learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” Hope keeps us going when all else seems impossible. There is light at the end of the tunnel!
To reclaim our innate ability to act on what is true, even when life is unpleasant or situations are difficult.
To understand the coping mechanism that can perpetuate rather than solve the problem.
How can we let go of our addicts so they, and not we, are responsible for the choices they make and the consequences of those choices? Start here.