Jul 29, 2019
Emily Harman, host of
interviews her son William Wilhelm.
William shares his difficult yet triumphant journey of moving
onward from drug and alcohol addiction. Find out the successful
methods William used to get clean, the dark dilemmas that an
addictive lifestyle can produce, and valuable advice for parents
coping with a child abusing substances. Learn the positive ways
William’s life has changed since he entered
Harman introduces her son William Wilhelm.
- William talks about having to move onward from
drugs and alcohol.
serious was William’s alcohol consumption?
did William get help?
- William discusses a point where he embraced
being an alcoholic because he saw no way out..
- William and Emily discuss signs that may
indicate someone is someone addicted to drugs or
did William’s addictive tendencies begin?
was the first time William drank alcohol?
is the story behind William trying to grow
did William and his friend feel about their parents banding
together to communicate about their children’s
was Wilderness Therapy like for William?
- William discusses Space Camp, his senior year
in public school, and drug tests.
- William shares the positive ways his life has
changed since becoming clean.
- Asking for help is not a sign of
yourself credit for the good things that you do.
did William get a felony charge and how is he looking to expunge it
from his record?
patience to turn your life around through taking baby steps, don’t
try to do it all at once.
3 Key Points:
- William’s advice: When your child is abusing
drugs and alcohol, show support but don’t force them to go to
rehab. Make it an option because they may rebel against an
ultimatum. It has to be the addict that decides to seek help and
sure that you aren’t enabling an addict by giving them money that
they may not spend on necessities. Fill up their gas tank, buy them
food, don’t give them money.
- William has been drug and alcohol free for over
2.5 years. He is a college student studying Electrical Engineering.
He has a girlfriend and is the only father her three year-old son
has known. They have a budget, two reliable cars, live within their
means, and have savings. There is hope. Parents, do not give up.
Love, but do not enable your child.
come this far in every situation I’ve come through or had come my
way. I’ve gotten through them. So, I didn’t really have anything to
fear, because I was going to get there one way or another.” –
blood-alcohol content was .39 and I was already starting to get
shaky hands from the withdrawal symptoms. That’s like twice dead.
Some people get to .18 and they’re dead.” – William Wilhelm on his
condition when he asked for help
- “Knowing that someone thought that I was
like that made me see that in myself in other situations.” –
William Wilhelm addressing entitlement issues