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Posted by Jean Joyce on 17 October 2016.

I have covered up my son's drug addiction for years.  He is 33 now and is guilt ridden and hates himself.  When he fights his addiction and has good days he is a helpful, kind supportive son.  But his demon is crack cocain which eats away at  his brain and his weakness.  Over the years i have paid out thousands of pounds to drug dealers in fear of what they will do/have done to him and to stop these evil bas***ds coming to my home.  I am in credit card debt because unknown to me my son used my card every day for a month taking out cash totalling over £13000!  My son is a liar, a thief and sneaky but never violent or nasty towards me.  I am a strong woman but so very, very tired of pretending to family that all is well.  My heart goes out to you all and to your loved ones.  I know i have done many things wrong over the years, enabling my son.  I have no idea how he has kept his job, thank god for that.  He was off work last week and nearly didnt go in today but he did.  Every day is a huge challenge for him and for me


Icarus Trust
17 Oct 2016

Hoi Jean Joyce
I can tell from reading your story how hard your son's addiction is for you. He is very lucky to have such a strong mum but It does sound like you could do with having some support for yourself. The Icarus Trust is a charity set up to support the family and friends of addicts. If you contact us you could be put in touch with one of our 'Family Friends'. These are our experienced trained volunteers. They would understand what you are going through and talking with them might help you to continue to face your  challenge. 
You can contact us on or visit the website
All the very best.

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