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 Sandra on 24 July 2016.
I have just had my hopes dashed again today by my 37 year old son who has been a drug addict for the past 14 years. Just found out that he had spent the rent money I gave him last month so faces eviction unless I pay the arrears. I feel like I am on a roller coaster with him as he tells me lies and then dashes my hopes when I find him out. I feel like a drug addict myself as I always end up helping him out and have just about spent all our savings. I cant bear to think what would become of him if I wasn't here. I am 69 and still working so that we can manage. I cant see an end to the lies and disappointments, he has an eight year old son who lives with his mother thankfully and we do what we can to help them. I know that there is a nice person there underneath trying to get out so will probably carry on doing what I can to support him, but feel so sad most of the time.
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