July 22nd is Parents’ Day so let’s take a moment to appreciate a few under-recognized people in this world:

Parents Breaking the Chain

Love and respect to all the parents who grew up with parents struggling with addictions…but didn’t continue the pattern. Whether you avoided an addiction yourself, recovered from an addiction, or are in recovery now: well done!

Parents Whose Children Have Addictions

That has to be so rough, and we understand the challenges and sacrifices you have to make. We know you’re struggling, and we want you to know you’re not alone.

Parents Who Make Informed Decisions

Making decisions about medicine is not an easy one, especially when you don’t have a medical degree. We’d like to give thanks to all the parents who do their homework when it comes to opioid prescriptions for their kids. Making those decisions are challenging and we appreciate you for it.

Parents Who Focus on Communication

Discovery InstituteMany parents wait until their kids are teenagers to have important talks with their kids, but not you! You’ve taught your kids how to come to you with problems. You’ve also taught them age-appropriate portions of the big issues from their earliest days. Well done!

Parents Who Lead By Example

Some parents smoke, drink, gamble, and do drugs and are then surprised when their kids do the same things. Big respect to all those parents out there who do their best to be good role models for their kids by leading healthy clean lives themselves (or at least do what they can to keep their kids from seeing their beloved parent do it).

Parents Who Do Self-Care

A big happy Parents’ Day to all the parents who realize that to raise healthy kids, they need to be healthy (mentally and physically) themselves.

Parents Who Seek Help

Finally, we’d like to show our appreciation for all the parents who recognize that they can’t do it alone. Cheers to all the parents who look for evidence-based help from professionals when it comes to mental health and helping their own children avoid addictions.


If you’re a parent who would like to learn ways to deal with your addiction through rehab in New Jersey, please call us at (844) 478-6563.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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