Teens in early sobriety and to go about supporting them in a healthy way. What is the best way to support your teen in early sobriety? It is important to allow your adult son or daughter to have the space needed early in recover yet to explore the tools and coping skills they have learned early in recovery. All to often, parents have been in such fear of their child relapsing, that they find themselves smothering the early addict by attempting to micromanage their recovery. This is where we find the helicopter parenting taking place.
They do this in various ways, (questioning their every move, doubting that they are following their recovery program, attending support meetings, etc).
For example, I know of some parents that I counsel that have actually driven by AA or NA meeting locations to make sure they are attending. Even going so far as demanding to speak to their sponsors or calling their therapist for updates behind their backs.