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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My beautiful boy
Posted by max on 30 May 2014.
I am hopeful and hope what I'm about to say can give some of you hope too . My boy has been using drugs & alcohol as a way of life for two years , causing heartbreak to all who love him , ( I don't need to elaborate on this because if you're reading this , then you know the pain I mean ) He has been clean for one month today . He is living with his sister & working in their family business . This may sound such a small normal event but believe me it really isn't . He rang me today , first time we've spoken since I withdrew my enabling support three months ago . He hit the bottom having no where to live and having taken a beating from people he owed money to , he rang me for help and God forgive me but I told him I couldn't help him . So hard to do . I told him this time he had to sort his own mess out . He begged his sister and she has given him one chance only . Mess up and ship out or work hard stay clean and we will help you . Four weeks later he sounds clear and concise . He says he feels amazing , has gained weight and has come to realise that he was a junkie . My daughter says he is doing really well and working hard . To be honest I'm still holding my breath and now that I'm not constantly in a state of worry I'm not sure what went on in my brain before it became consumed with fear & anger & hurt & misery . I've forgotten how to just be relaxed !!!! I'm looking forward to re learning that miraculous state of being !! My fingers are crossed , he has also opened up a line of communication with his fathers side of the family , something I have been encouraging for years . I don't know if my boy will ever realise the heartache he caused but today that doesn't really matter . For one month he has stayed clean and broken all ties with the people he associated with previously . A happy day and I hope every single one of you reading this get your own happy day . I will keep you posted . X
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