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 Evonia on 25 September 2017.
My baby boy was delivered by forceps after I had been injected with pethidine several times. He was a hyperactive child and despite my going to our gp and asking for help for him, none was available. My boy started smoking marijuana at the age of 15. I was distraught and went to our gp, only to be told not to worry unless he started injecting drugs. My boy is now 46 and a heroin addict with hiv and hepatitis C. His life has been spent living on the streets and in and out of prison. I am too frightened of him to ever be alone with him again as he beat me badly after my Mothers death. He had taken a cocktail of drugs and slept on her grave in the rain. He then came to see me and god knows what was going through his mind, it took 3 men to pull him off me as he thumped me in the head over and over. I am heart broken over the way his life has turned out. I feel guilty, helpless, sometimes overwhelmed with grief. My only communication with him now is by messenger, a virtual relationship. My life is wonderful, and that makes me feel even worse about his. I wonder if his forceps delivery contributed to the way he has turned out? Maybe his brain was damaged in some way? Can anyone else relate to this please?
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