We care, for the better.
A place for families, because you don't have to use drugs to be affected by them.
- How do I know if they're using drugs?
- Why do they use drugs/alcohol?
- Is it my fault?
- How can I cope with their behaviour?
- Understanding the stages of addiction and recovery
- Where do I get the help I need?
- Getting support for your loved one
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Don't know where to start
Posted by Franticmum on 24 December 2013.
My son is now 34' he started smoking cannabis aged about 17 he then became a heroin addict (it's so hard just to write this) for 3 or so years we as a family tried to help him, which included going to support groups with him to locking him in his room ( with no success he just jumped out of the window) he would be clean for a few weeks then start using again, he stole from me my elderly mum and even resorted to taking his young brothers toys to sell for a fix, eventually I could take no more and told him to go to his so called friends and leave us alone, he replayed me by breaking into my house and stealing several very sentimental and valuable items he also burgled some of our neighbours was caught and sent to prison, I vowed then I would never let him hurt me again, and wrote to him telling him that although I loved him dearly I wanted nothing to do with him whilst he was using. An now comes the hardest part,about 4 years ago my son made contact through a family member and told me he had sought help and was now clean and just taking prescribed methadone and promised he would continue with the programme until he was off that too, he got himself a flat, and gradually we let him back into our lives, a fairy tale ending ? How I wished, 6 months ago things started going wrong at times he became withdrawn n secretive, last month I found out he was using heroin again and my world fell apart, he said it was a one off I told him it was either family or drugs he chose drugs, I feel totally shell shocked how can he do this to us again? I don't know why I'm writing this but I feel so alone and heartbroken and don't know what to do now
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