For those who have a spouse or child struggling with addiction, here are some thoughts from the spouse and family support guide. You can find the link for the full manual in my link section at the top right corner of my main page. This is an amazing resource for those struggling with codependency or betrayel trauma.
“Often we focus our most desperate efforts on trying to help those we love. However, we also need the Lord’s help, and He beckons us to come unto Him and be healed (see 3 Nephi 9:13). Our priority must be to personally draw closer to the Lord. We must place our burdens at His feet, rely on His enabling power, and patiently wait upon Him. As we do so, He will succor us, and we will experience His light and hope in our lives. This will place us in a better position to support our loved ones. No matter what they may choose to do, the peace and hope of the Savior can be with us. President Howard W. Hunter said: “Peace can come to an individual only by an unconditional surrender—surrender to him who is the Prince of Peace, who has the power to confer peace. One may live in beautiful and peaceful surroundings but, because of inner dissension and discord, be in a state of constant turmoil. On the other hand, one may be in the midst of utter destruction and the bloodshed of war and yet have the serenity of unspeakable peace. If we look to man and the ways of the world, we will find turmoil and confusion. If we will but turn to God, we will find peace for the restless soul” (The Teachings of Howard W. Hunter, ed. Clyde J. Williams , 172). Our journey toward healing and peace begins with turning our hearts and our will over to the Savior.”- Spouse and Family Support Guide | ARP