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I'm loosing my son, need help

Posted by Ashi on 11 November 2017.

My 16 year old son is affected by drug & alcohol recently. He is Absolutely out of my control, doesn't listen to me at all, does what ever he wants, stays out whenever and wherever he wants, i have no control of him. I am a single mum feeling Absolutely helpless, don't know what to do i am loosing him. Any advice would be appreciated.


Icarus Trust
17 Nov 2017

Hi Ashi,
Thanks for posting. I'm sorry that you feel so helpless in the face of your son's drug and alcohol use. It is such a hard thing to cope with. 
 Please contact The Icarus Trust as we are a charity supporting people who are dealing with the addiction of a family member or friend. Just like yourself. Talking with one of our experienced trained volunteers might help you find a way forward.
You can contact us on or visit the website
Good luck with everything.

6 Dec 2017

Hi Ashi, I'm a single mum to a wonderful 16 year old. Two weeks ago today I found out he was taking drugs, everything has gone downhill since. Yesterday he was suspended from college for taking them on college grounds. Like yourself I just can't lose my son to this. My head is exploding through fear of the unknown, where will this end. I can only see the negatives. My son.says he enjoys his life ect. I've phoned local helplines on youth drug abuse, I've got him a meeting with a youth drug counsellor, I took him to the doctors to make sure medically he's ok and also to make him tell a person of authority what he's been doing. I no longer give him money, and take everything he says with a pinch of salt. It's awful, rips my heart to bits that I don't know the boy in front of me any more. I hope with everything inside me your boy gets through this. And you have support helping you through this. Take care x

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