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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Trying to regain a relationship with my daughter, after my many years of drug addiction.
Posted by Tibbie on 12 April 2014.
When I had my first daughter, I was a social user. But with any addiction it esculated. I'm concerned that the way my mother dealt with it, affected my relationship with my daughter forever. Maybe not forever, but she won't let me explain things, and has no respect for me. My daughter thinks, and has thought for years, that I'm trying to blame her grandmother when I try to get certain points across to her, that are important to me. I have admitted every mistake I've ever made, I am not in denial. I know what denial is, and have never done that , so that she and my mother know I am simply trying to have them understand, that I really needed a support system, and they were terrible at that, and made me feel ashamed. I only want them to know that is very wrong in trying to help. I am trying to do this without them thinking I blame them for any of it. I don't blame them for anything, but I do feel upset, and am trying to get rid of my anger, from so much guilt, that I hope they will not do to me in the future. Also I want them to know that I am okay, now , and I am the person, I always have been. Not the drug addict they think I am.
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