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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How do we ever cope
Posted by Worn out on 27 January 2014.
My story is pretty much the same as many but perhaps writing it down may help me, but to be honest I don't know where to start! Perhaps by telling you that I have three adult sons, the eldest a heroine addict who has struggled with life for the past 7 years or so, we have tried rehab, implants and now he has a script from the doctors, it is so heartbreaking to see him. A lovely intelligent lad with a great girlfriend it is so hard to understand why they do this to themselves. My youngest - now 23 was diagnosed with ADHD at 8 and was on Ritalin for a short while, it did not seem to suit him. I can not begin to tell you the problems I have had with him all of his life. The current situation is that he is facing a prison sentence which I know will destroy him. He self harms and has the most volatile temper. He's either up or down and this can be from one minute to the next. He only hold down a job as he is employed by us. On Friday he turned up for work drunk and when challenged, threatened to punch my husband, he became in such a state he was inconsolable punching and causing himself harm. He can often do this and he has self harmed on a number of occasions. He has no sense of consequence what so ever, he can not keep any relationship and his partner left him with our beautiful grand daughter. He is so intense In hIs emotions he either hates you or is so needy of you. I am his emotional punchbag, he lies and steals to the point we have to lock everything away, nothing is ever his fault. He can not see beyond the now,he is incapable of managing money and borrows off everyone, he is in so much debt, I bail him out weekly, I am in despair. I have at last got a referral to the mental health team for him, but it is probably too late as he may end up in prison,where I know he just will not cope and I am so scared for him, his friend committed suicide last year when facing a prison sentence I pray to god that this will not be the way for him. Please tell me how you cope, I am on anti depressants and have been for a number of years, they do help but is there ever any light at the end of this very long dark tunnel?
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