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my 38 year old daughter

Posted by Bell on 9 November 2015.

She has been a meth user for many years. Our family has been ripped apart. She lost her kids 7yrs ago because of meth use. Thr othrt grma took the kids in. We took her, got her clean the year she was with us. Moved out and boom right back to it. Have tried to get her into rehab. She lasted 24 hours. Last week went and found her tried again an she wouldn't do the detox. It just breaks my heart seeing her ruin her life. Her poor kids, and grpa ,dad an myself. She's been in jail several times but gets out an goes right back to it. I just can't do it anymore. I just hope one day she'll take that step. Seeing her last week made me realize it is not the person we once knew. The drug has consumed her. I know we are not alone..

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Mrs M
17 Nov 2015

Your story makes me so sad.  My son is a meth user too.  It got to the point that he wanted help and he went into rehab because he wanted to.  The detox was hard and the therapy to discover his demons was hard but seems to have been so worthwhile.  He came out on Saturday 7th November and has been clean for 46 days so far.  He has just returned to his own life and I am praying that he stays strong and uses what he has learnt to stay clean.
Until you daughter hits total rock bottom and cries for help, there is little you can do.  I have leaned this from group family therapy.  Its so hard as a mom to just watch and see the destruction, but you just have to wait for that day when it comes, the final last resort of going into rehab.
Join a support group, speak to others in the same boat as you, it really has helped me.  I truly feel for you.
With love and prayers
Mrs M

Icarus Trust
11 Jan 2016

Hi Bell,
I do agree with Mrs M that it is important for you to get some support for yourself because what you are having to deal with is so hard. The Icarus Trust is a charity that supports the friends and families of addicts. If you contact us we could put you in touch with one of our experienced trained volunteers. Talking through your experience with some one who understands what you are going through might help you not to feel on your own and may help you to find a way forward.
You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org
I really hope this helps.

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