Alcohol and Substance Abuse
This may be the presenting problem, or it may quickly surface as other issues are unearthed.
If it is a problem, it will emerge.
This fact can impact as both alarming and comforting to the people involved.
"Oh no" is a fair response, as is "finally".
When it does surface as an issue, at a minimum, a discussion has begun.
Denial, boundaries, promises, prejudices and plans, will burst forth.
Good. Any of these can serve as a starting point.
Seemingly simple in concept, the seal has been broken; now let's talk.