This blog, written by a contributor to The Mental Well, a program of Jewish Community Services, gives insight into one person’s experience with a loved one’s recovery.
Yesterday, I got a call from my Dad’s case manager.
When I saw the number pop up on my screen, my heart dropped. Had he relapsed? Was something wrong? Did he have to leave his recovery program?
Fortunately, none of these things were true. His case manager actually wanted to give me positive feedback and share how amazing my Dad is doing. She also asked me one important question: “What do you think he needs most from this program?”