The theory of the Butterfly Effect provides guidance for families struggling with an addiction crisis.
The Butterfly Effect says that tiny changes in a complex system can eventually spin out to generate big, long- range changes with the question:
Can the flapping of a butterfly’s wing begin so powerful a change on one continent to cause a hurricane on the other side of the world?
In essence, the Butterfly Effect offers an empowering message to those seeking recovery solutions for their families. It illustrates that even the smallest change toward recovery in a family system can begin a pattern of change for the addict and the rest of the family stuck in co-dependent behavior.
Paths to change are as unique as every family. Some proven paths to recovery have included: participation in 12-Step fellowships, family counseling, guidance from treatment centers and support from faith communities.
A DEEPER LOOK
What small change can you enact to help your family find a recovery solution?
What path to change would help you in seeking to end co-dependence?
What support do you need to patiently implement change in your family system?
Small changes made by family members in a family system struggling with addiction can lead to recovery solutions Happy New Year, dear Friends.
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Nancy is co-author of Unchained: Our Family’s Addiction Mess Is Our Message.