4. Communicating Effectively with your Relative and Setting Limits


A family member's experience: Gina

It’s really difficult for me to talk about my son’s cocaine use with him. Anytime I bring it up, or my concerns with his use, he get’s super defensive. I don’t know how to talk to him about it. upset mother talks to her son

—Gina, 50 years old, who has a 24-year-old son with severe substance use problems.

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