Addiction has been classified as a disease for over ten years yet people still struggle to view it as anything other than a moral failing. This post is my response to countless hateful comments made every day by the public online or in private. No matter what your beliefs are, it’s wrong to be cruel.
This is a copy of an actual email that I sent to my Mother in March of 2016. It has been very well received on my blog by families, especially Mothers who have children who still suffer from Substance Use Disorder, have lost their child, and even with children in recovery. Those with Substance Use Disorder have written to me thanking me for putting their feelings into words when they were unable to.