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Struggling

Posted by JAH on 18 November 2017.

I found out several months ago that my 19 year old son was taking drugs, he has admitted to taking cocaine in the past and maintains he only smokes dope now.  I have paid off his debts, made him take drug tests and had tears and promises that things will change.  Over the last two months things have spiralled and I fear he is an addict, maybe he has been for longer and I have been in denial!  He is still holding down his job and I fear that its only a matter of time before this changes.  My husband is no support whatsoever he does not know how to deal with things and has buried his head in the sand.  I have no idea how to help him or where to turn for help myself.  I just want my son back and will do anything to help him x

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Icarus Trust
28 Nov 2017

I'm so sorry to read your post. I know how difficult this must be for you and it sounds like you could do with some help for yourself. I work for a charity called The Icarus Trust that provides support for the family and friends of those with addictive behaviours. If you feel it would help please contact us and you could talk with one of our experienced trained people who we call 'family Friends'. Talking with one of them might help you to see the way ahead.
You can contact us on help@icarustrust.org or visit the website www.icarustrust.org
Good luck. I hope this helps.

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