Though I understand the premise of this piece, as the mother of a heroin addict and the wife of a dead meth and alcohol addict, I have to SCREAM that addicts are not failures. In any respect.
Connection is what the addict needs to recover and recover fully. Not disconnect.
I do not attend Al-anon, but I do fully support my son. I can’t support my ex husband because his isolating and alienating addiction killed him.