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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Posted by oldbird on 10 January 2018.
Christmas was a horrible one this year. New year even worse. You see my son who is 22 now, decided to stop smoking weed about 5 days before Christmas, i should have been so pleased but i knew what was coming, Anger, doubt, weight loss, anxiety but to name a few. He has probably been using weed since he was about 16 on and off but the real problems started at about aged 19. Having a girlfriend didnt help as all she seemed to do was wind him up even more. He finally kicked the habit at 20 and after all of the withdrawl symptoms for about 3 weeks, slowly i got my son back, Eating healthy ish going to the gym and generally looking on the bright side. Earlier this year i began to have doubts that he was using weed again and when he announced he was going to Amsterdam my fears were recognised. He came back and then told that he had been using but intended to give up asap. This didnt happen until just before christmas and since then he has lost about 1 stone in weight but is looking better, with more colour in his cheeks and a bit more positive. We have all been through hell and back over this festive period and sometimes i have wanted to just drive away and never come back. This week has been a bit better and hope it improves. I laugh to myself when people say its only weed ! I hate this drug and what its done to my son and my family. I could tell you lots more but i guess most of you already know. Thank you for reading.
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