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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Same old same old
Posted by Desperate Mum on 19 August 2016.
My son has had alcohol/drug addiction for what seems like forever. He is waiting to go inti a 3 month rehab but i am worried that he will ruin his chances before he ever gets there. He goes 1 step forward and 3 back! I have tried so hard to support him but he just goes from bad to worse and i really feel i hate him sometimes for the way he uses people and cares about no one but himself. He has just been awarded pip and is using it to fund yet more drink & drugs. It is SO wrong when people with life threatening illnesses are being refused treatments because of lack of money to fund them. I alternate between wanting to help him and wanting to walk away and never look back....but he is 37 years old and has cirhosis of the liver and hep c and who else will care about him if i dont? Any advise on how to cope with all this? He winds me up so much and no matter how much I try and be the better person, I always end up losing my rag with him. He lives alone and has lost so many properties in the past because of his addictions. He was ill and literally living on the streets last Christmas and doesnt seem to care that he is in danger of losing yet another flat - he says it is MY duty to look after him as I gave birth to him. Grrrrrrrrr....
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