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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Posted by joanna46 on 11 May 2017.
I am at a loss, I dont even know what my son 'uses'... he is almost 20, the brightest happiest boy ever....and then weed....which increased in strength and use, probably I see now from about 16 yrs old....the last 2 years going AWOL 5 times, returning filthy and starving and penniless...me helping and taking him home....he gets a job and then payday comes... he disappears... reappearing having spent the LOT....looking wasted.....not turning up for work and getting the sack.... this last time I opened my eyes and feel it cannot be just weed...his close mates have all left him, he was sacked from a great job where they loved him and he left home with a rucksack....that was 2 weeks ago, I know he is homeless now...penniless, jobless, friendless...still lying....he has all the numbers to get help but denies any problem.....and I just had the 4am visit from the police...not to tell me he is dead or arrested but that his motorcycle has been found abandoned in a remote spot....I thought I was going to die of shock when i saw them on the doorstep...what is worse, them knocking or him begging to come home? I cant have him here, I work full time in a profession and I am exhausted....sadly, my 'mum' genes will not switch off so i am in constant turmoil. I see now reading all your blogs etc that this will probably not end well and that a long road is ahead.....Im not sure why I feel it so important to know what he takes...part of accepting it I suppose....I admit now that 'a bit of weed' felt manageable...this doesnt... x
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