Greetings Recovery Community,
This month is a month that I will be lecturing on “Family Enabling” and “Family Codependency”, and overall reaction to addicts and alcoholics behaviors. I’d like to share with you first, a letter that a mom has sent to me from Boca Raton, Florida about her son Billy, that stayed with Doorway to Recovery for a short time… Here is that letter:
“I am very sad of the news of my son. I was hopeful this would be a good start for his wellness program and new life. But as we know it’s completely up to the person. When he’s ready it will happen. Unfortunately the next few years of his life will be spent in solitude but at least he will be forced to be sober. I do not believe that jail is the answer for those who suffer so deeply from addiction but when you commit a crime there is a price to pay. I am hopeful Billy will learn his lesson and one day be an example to others. He has a good heart just a polluted mind.
Thank you to you and your staff for your support and the time that you spent with me and my son. I do appreciate what you do. Billy also said that he was so thankful as well. Unfortunately his actions showed differently.
Please extend my apologizes to you and your staff on behalf of my family.”
Having worked with this young man, Billy, for a short time, I found this man to be troubled and in need of guidance and counseling in several areas. Having talked with his mother after Billy’s incident, and reading her email; gave me insight to this mom’s love and nurturing of her son. Being far away, in another state, and trying to be in her son’s life is a difficult thing. Thankfully, she is supported by her husband and other community members that she has no control over Billy. Only through prayer and self surrendering can she make it through another day. I talked with her that the things that Billy will need is a relationship with god, with therapy, and with a sober community. Here at The Doorway to Recovery, myself and staff will continue to pray for Billy and his family, in their ongoing search for peace and happiness.
God be with you as always.
In His Service,