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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Posted by Mac1 on 14 March 2016.
This is my first time in sharing in this way. I have a 23 year old son who is struggling with the consumption of alcohol. He has had a very stressful year, having lost his house and his fiance due to his issues with alcohol although he struggles to accept this. He goes for short periods where he can abstain but then binges considerably. He is starting to accept that he has a problem relating his depressive moods to the use of alcohol rather than drinking because he is depressed. He has mentioned in the last week about attending an AA meeting. He has considerable mood swings and its like living in a mine field. I am struggling to know how to support him, knowing that I can not do it for him and its something he has to do/want for himself. he is managing to work and seems to be enjoying it one minute and hates it the next. He spends money recklessly with no consideration for the consequences. I fell helpless, sad, angry and embarrassed. I am at my wits end to know what to do for the best. I am unable to share with members of the family because I dont want their perception of him to change.
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