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My Son's Demise

Posted by Bev on 26 February 2018.

My son has aspergers/add and has from his early teens smoked weed. He dabbled with harder drugs but seemed to be in control. He was well presented, proud, and organised. Last year whilst living part time with his girlfriend I was alerted to his excessive crack use. When I saw him his legs were purple, he was talking madness and looked like he was dying in front of my eyes. We took him back home rent free to help him get his life back on track, but the crack use contained and his behaviour became detrimental to everyone's wellbeing literally bringing the family unit to its knees. He moved out to a room and is now literally a shadow of his former self. He has scared and threatened the family, lost so much weight he is unrecognisable and has now been evicted by his landlord for his erratic and destructive behaviour. Although arrested twice whe he's been out of his mind he has been released from hospital and police station within hours. A visit to the gp resulted in numbers for help lines and a blood test which he's done nothing about. Everyday I expect a knock at the door or phone call to say he's dead, but I have 2 children at home, one of whom is only 11 and autistic and I cannot put them at risk. I'm desperate for help and advice - please - anyone x


Icarus Trust
27 Feb 2018

Hi Bev,

It is very sad to read of your son's drug use and how it affects all your family as well as himself. 

I work for a charity called The Icarus Trust that provides support to the family and friends of those with addictive behaviours. We have a team of experienced volunteers called Family Friends who would listen to you and help you to find the help that you want. May be talking with one of them will help you to feel less desperate.

You can contact us on or visit the website

I you can get some support. Good luck.

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