A son succumbs to heroin & a father struggles to understand...

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by Signorina, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Signorina

    Signorina Guest


    My metro newspaper ran this in 2-parts- and it's really poignant. The subtitle is "a battle to emerge from heroin's hell"

    It's a detailed look inside look at a good family - a kid with two loving parents & many advantages - and how their lives got turned upside down by drug use. It tells their story from both the dad and son's perspective. When I read the title "succumbs" - I assumed that is was a sad ending- but it isn't. The son is now clean - after a long road to recovery - but he still has struggles. In fact, he is 24 but often has the maturity if a 16 year old.

    We've talked so much about that in this forum- how our kids can get stuck at the maturity age they were when they started using.

    Their story is like so many of our own in many ways- regardless of our difficult child's substance if choice. It's a good read
  2. in a daze

    in a daze Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting this, Sig.
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Heroin has sadly made a big comback. Thanks for the good article.
  4. Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane Well-Known Member

    Just finished reading the whole article - wow - thank you, Sig for sharing that article. Deeply resonating.
  5. Childofmine

    Childofmine trying to do this thing one day at a time Staff Member

    Thanks Sig. It is hopeful to hear how far down he was and now he is sober, at least for now.
  6. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    It was like reading about all those sad years with our own son. It's hard to imagine the layers of pain these kinds of drugs have caused.

    Addiction is rampant among the elderly, too.