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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My son's downward spiral
Posted by Bethany on 10 April 2017.
I have just had the worst night of my life. my son, who is 28 has been a relatively functioning alcoholic for around 7 years but in the last few months he has become much worse which has resulted in him losing his job and girlfriend. he is now back at home with me and my husband (his step dad) on the sofa. He started drinking on Friday which lasted until last night when he tried to commit suicide. We had no choice but to call the police, he had completely lost it. The police then spent all night looking for him. I was up all night sick with worry and fear. He eventually turned up this morning, in tears, shaking and of course sorry. I have taken him to the doctors this morning, who were really good and now are having to take the slow process of him recovering, we hope but the stress and worry it has caused to the rest of us has been horrific. I have never felt so helpless in my life, I just don't know how we are going to cope the next few months, I dread thinking about him coming home so drunk again, being verbally abusive (I'm to blame for everything) and destroying the house. My husband had to restrain him on the floor at one point. How do families cope, I am really struggling.
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