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Posted by Eilleen on 3 June 2015.

Today I am going to see my daughter. I have a feeling of dread. Although I am not a doctor I know her mental health is at Rock bottom. She is addicted to weed. For the last 15 years her life has been chaotic. She knows it's bad for her but cannot break the habit. I have tried everything I can think of to try to help her. I am worn out with it. Drug services, having her stay with me, she has been sectioned twice, nothing seems to help her. She has moved house but she keeps going back to it. Feeling so confused about what might happen next. It's getting stupid 20 missed calls from her yesterday. She cries rants and raves it's all so distressing to listen to. Think her support network from professionals is breaking down too. So frustrating for me. Just don't know what will happen next.


Icarus Trust
22 Jun 2015

Hi Eilleen
It sounds like you are having a very hard time at the moment supporting your daughter. I wonder if you have any support for yourself? The Icarus Trust is a charity that supports the friends and families of addicts because we know how hard it is to be going through what you are at the moment. If you get in touch we could put you in touch with one of our trained volunteers called @Family Friends'. They have lots of experience of talking with people in similar situations to yourself and it might help you.
You can contact us on or visit the website
Your daughter is very lucky to have you. I hope that you can get some support for yourself too. Good luck!

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