by Ydnick Namshire
I would like some advice about the best way to tell my 82 and 86 year old parents about our 23 year old son’s drug addiction and entry into a rehab program.
He’s been dealing with this for around 3 years, seeing a therapist and relapsing off and on (Oxycontin) while using Suboxone in between. He asked to go to rehab, and we were encouraged about this. He’ll be entering an extended care program like a sober house after rehab.
We’ve kept his drug problems from his grandparents because they have a lot on their plate and due to their age. I don’t want to lie to them about where their grandson is and I think our son could use all the positive support he can get.
How would you go about breaking the news to them?