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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The fear never goes away
Posted by bevyus on 30 April 2015.
My daughter was a Heroin addict, I say was, she has been clean for 7 years. Today I realized I hadn't got over it everyday I wake up wondering if something will happen to make her use again, some upset, stress or just because she wants to. For 8 years it was constant recovery, relapses, court, drug programs, we lived in the USA after her being deported back to England for a unrelated offense we are all here. I'm always checking her eyes, I know better than to check her arms. I've seen her die 3 times, put on life support. It was my choice to come back to England with her, sometimes I wonder if I do resent that a bit. Her rehab team in the states gave me an emergency plan of action which thankfully I have never had to use. I came here because I looked for a local support group, nearest is 18 miles away and sometimes just writing it down and reading other people that are going through the same as we did whilst she was a user makes you feel not so alone.
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