As families deal with the chaos, pain and difficulty of watching a loved one struggle with addiction, they struggle to know how to respond. They may receive conflicting advice from friends, family members, and social media. Here are some general suggestions from families who have faced this heartbreaking situation.
Lynn Saylor is the AmeriCorps member working with the United Against Opioid Abuse Initiative alongside the White County United Way. She is a major facilitator of the United Council on Opioids serving White County and a regular contributor to local media.