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 Harrietemily on 11 April 2016.
I met a boy 4 years ago, I was 17 and he was 16. We were at a party and he had taken several pills and was off his face, I was oblivious to all this as I had no knowledge of drugs whatsoever and this was not a usual circle I mixed in so it was all unfamiliar, however we met and despite our differences I asked him to put his number in my phone he put a prison address and told me to write to him, he didn't have a phone and he would write back. So that's how the story started, 4 years on and him being homeless for three years, living off me, with me then falling out with me all because of a pretty horrendous start in life and drugs. He is now addicted to Black Mamba, he smokes 5g a day and has to take more prescription drugs to get to sleep more than anyone I have ever known. I still really love him and want his life to be better as he desperately does too but I feel as if I am fighting a losing battle. Does anyone have any experience of mamba addiction and how long it took for someone to come off it? hes been smoking it day and all through the night, up every few hours for 6 months and I have read everywhere users can be violent and unpredictable and I am very worried he may turn on me. He would never ever touch me with a sober head but as he calls it when he is "rattling" he's out of control and really awful to be around.
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