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Should I make him homeless ?
Posted by lexy on 3 July 2013.
My seventeen and a half year old son has been using ketamine almost daily for a year now, using for three years in total. He has refused all offers of help from services, despite me finding him semi conscious twice and dialing 999 where he was taken to hospital. He brings drugs into the house, I hear him snorting it and find residue lying around his desk . In the morning he often has white powder on his face. He is spending around four hundred pounds a month to my knowledge . several people have advised me to make him homeless due to the awful torture that living with this has become in order he have to start facing reality. It will have lots of ramifications for me if this does happen financial, housing, but the main fear is that he will be housed with other drug users and get on heroin or just get even worse. I have been told this will happen, from emergency accommodation to eventual hostel. I also fear he will hate me and my family don't want me to do this either. but... his using is just getting worse and i really struggling to cope. I have joined two support groups and find myself speaking to the Samaritans, where I'm getting so low. Has anyone experience of making a youngster homeless ? advice please ...
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