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- 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 Turn
Posted by Rob J on 27 May 2016.
I have a son aged 33, still living at home. A long time user of Cannabis and to a lesser extent Cocaine. He is increasingly irrational, paranoid and aggressive when he is depressed enough to use something other than just Cannabis. It has reached the stage where his aggressive outbursts are accompanied with threats to kill himself, or set the house on fire. The next day it's like it never happened! His mum and me are convinced he is capable of harming himself or somebody else during one of these low points which are now weekly events. He will not admit he is an addict, and claims these drugs aid his yoga and Buddhist beliefs, and then flies off the handle in a fit of rage at any disagreement to his views. He has alienated all friends and family. We can see no help on the horizon. He needs to be inside the system to see if rehab or medication can help, but will not agree to this. We arranged for private therapy to combat his depression 2 to 3 years ago, but he quit that after 4 sessions. How can we get him into the system without it being through the criminal route which we believe will happen if he hurts someone? Any advice would be welcome.
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