MOM, I NEED YOUR HELP: True book about heroin addiction

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by MidwestMom, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Since a few of our members have adult kids using heroin I got interested in it and picked up a book about a normal, if not well off family who found out their daughter first, then their son were heroin addicts. I'm just at the beginning...so far well written...they are just finding out about the son as the daughter who showed them a bent spoon. These kids were well taken care of, had a ready made job in the family company, were paid well, had insurance, cars and rents paid by parents. Not low lives or anything.

    I thought I'd post the book in case anyone wants to read it. The people in the true story remind me of the people who post here. "How could this happen to US?" And they expected a fast fix for daughter, who they found out about first which, of course, didn't happen. Just very like we hope and feel. Good read so far for me. A learning experience too.
    I am having trouble posting the link. Go to Amazon or just Google Search. It's called "Mom, I Need Your Help" by Jess Gallant.

     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2015
  2. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

  3. Origami

    Origami Active Member

    Thanks, MWM. This looks interesting.
     
  4. lovemyson1

    lovemyson1 Active Member

    I was thinking that I need a book, thank you MWM!!
     
  5. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I can't put it down. I just took a break for some hot chocolate.
     
  6. lovemyson1

    lovemyson1 Active Member

    Just ordered! Can't wait to read it! Thanks for showing me!
     
  7. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I read the entire book. It felt like a trip through Hades, but actually has a happy ending, more or less. Do read it! It is a true story...remember that.
     
  8. lovemyson1

    lovemyson1 Active Member

    I finished the book tonight. And I'm glad it has a happy ending although I cried occasionally when her son kept relapsing. The most I got from this book is not to enable.. It only prolongs the addict. But why oh why is it so hard?!
     
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