A Mother Opens Up About the Role She Played in Her Son’s Struggle with Substance Abuse.

Enabling her son’s addiction to drugs and alcohol took many forms. This mother talks about the shame attached to remaining in denial in her story featured on New Life House's new blog, Into the Heart of Addiction.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014

Breaking the cycle of addiction begins at home and starts with honesty. What we can’t talk about, we can’t even begin to address. Robin shares about what she did and didn't do to contribute to Shane's addictions in The Heart of Addiction.

Alcohol and drug abuse is still a rapidly growing epidemic in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in a report revised in January 2014 concluded that an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 or older—or 9.2 percent of the population—had used an illicit drug or abused a psychotherapeutic medication (such as a pain reliever, stimulant, or tranquilizer) in the past month. These numbers are up from 8.3 percent in 2002.

It is not uncommon to know someone with a substance abusing young adult living at home. This is a plague that is wreaking havoc in families all over the world. Read about one mother’s journey to come to terms with her participation in her son’s drug and alcohol abuse at http://newlifehouse.com/one-mothers-journey-of-letting-go-of-addict-son/ and how opening her eyes and taking action addressed the insanity in her household and what happened as a result.