Here is another great article on The Fix by Rachael Brownell, author of “Mommy Doesn’t Drink Here Anymore.” I have been sober a little over 9 years and I don’t have any children, however, my husband and I get asked all the time, “How will you keep your children from becoming alcoholic and addict?” The answer is I can’t. I love in the article where Rachel quotes her sponsor, “You are not your daughters Higher Power, my dear. They have a God and it isn’t you.”
If God decides to bless me with children I cannot control whether or not they are chemically dependent, but I can be an example of how wonderful a sober life can be. From what I have seen in the program, many children of men and women in recovery still become alcoholics and addicts, however, the difference is that many are brought to the solution early on by parents that are living in the Sunlight of the Spirit.