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 sister - the heroin addict
Posted by Xoxo on 5 September 2017.
So as it says, my sister is a heroin addict. It all started when were children, my dad was brutally murdered outside our home with my sister witnessing the whole thing at the age of 11. A few years down the line aged 14, she turned to heroin. I grew up beginning to think this was normal, although my mum shielded me from the bulk of what was going on. Constant over doses, hospital stays, the all night worrying and constant wonder of someone knocking the door to say she is dead. At one point, we turned a corner, she turned her life around, also having a child which seemed to change her. Many years passed and now here we are September 2017, 18 years down the line and she has suffered a relapse. Which has completely spiralled, from taking heroin to smoking crack. Resulting in losing custody of her child. Where does this end?
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