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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If I could turn back time
Posted by joan22 on 10 September 2016.
If you are young enough and strong enough and you are so fed up with being lied to and used, and feel your health is being damaged as a result of worry - walk away. Walk and keep on walking, and don't look back. Yes, it will hurt, but five, ten, fifteen years down the road you will be so, so pleased you did. I wish I had. I have endured the never-ending lies, begging, crying, prison visits, no real support for over 20 years. Thought he'd cracked it this time, but it was all one big lie. I asked him to leave when I found the syringe. He'll lose his job next. Then he'll steal. And then, if he doesn't kill himself, he'll go back to prison. I don't want him back. I don't want to see him again. I'm tired. I am ill. Was he worth it? NO!!! However painful, however difficult, if you have come to the end of the road, turn right and keep going. I wish I had. The way I see him now is like a zombie - not a real person. He's not there.
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