addiction

  1. Littleboylost

    2 Years of healthy living.

    Hi to all; I know it has been a long while since I have been here and have posted. First our son continues to progress through life in a positive way. He is not abstinent from drugs or alcohol as he does smoke Le pot (legal here) and drink. He does so is a very responsible fashion. he has...
  2. WiseChoices

    Love and Addiction

    From "Just for Today" Narcotics Anonymous Daily Reader - written for members of the NA program "Some of us first saw the effects of addiction on the people closest to us. We were very dependent on them to carry us through life. We felt angry, disappointed, and hurt when they found other...
  3. Littleboylost

    Diagnosis Treatment and Recovery.

    Hi my dear friends. It has been some time since I had time to post. AS E remains in recovery and remains at home. We had a series of assessment done with psychology and psychiatry. He has ADHD and anxiety disorder, he has underlying Boarderline Personality Tendscies and Conduct Disorder. He...
  4. Elsi

    No word, and feeling worried

    So, my son is on the streets - as far as I know - and hasn’t contacted me for days. When we last spoke he sounded in despair. I encouraged him to look into sober living houses and gave him a couple places he could call. He said he couldn’t do that, he wants to stop drinking and taking hard drugs...
  5. Elsi

    How do you help a homeless and suicidal son?

    Hi, I’m new here and hoping to find some perspective and advice. I am trying to figure out how to help my 32 year old son, C. He’s always struggled but is at a crisis point now and I don’t know whether the answer is ‘hold firm on the tough love/non-enabling line’ or ‘throw him a stronger life...
  6. Littleboylost

    The Home Stretch and PTSD

    Hi to all of you! I am sorry I do not post as often as I did. Active recovery is a busy time for all of us. I will try to give you a run down from the last post which was half way through rehab. E continues to do amazingly well, no one is perfect he did have a release where he took someones...
  7. Littleboylost

    We may well be looking at a mixed disorder.

    Hi to all; It has been a very exhausting month. My son has remained at rehab. He is attending school and participating to his best capacity with the program. We have obtained a Power of Attorney for finance to sort out some minor outstanding financial issues with a small pay day loan and an...
  8. T

    Weed isn't a drug? Really?

    Hi, First time posting. I will start by saying I am glad this is here. As of last night, with the help of counseling, we are finally strong and ready and all my son no more room to manipulate, lie and disrespect our home. We are involved in a program in Dallas that has the goal of empowering...
  9. Littleboylost

    A Tale of two Turtles.

    A very interesting day. On our dive yesterday and the day before a gentleman and I got chatting. I told him I was in Cozumel last year and was very sick. Contracted pneumonia the day of my Dads funeral and flew out a few days later. I was well enough to do only one dive. It was one of the most...
  10. Fairy peach1

    If only someone had the answer

    I am 18 years old and for 2 years of my life I have found it almost impossible to feel general happiness, it’s very hard to explain the events of the last two years of my life as so much as happened, however I feel I have to try as I don’t know where else to turn. When I was 16 years old I was...
  11. Littleboylost

    Suggestions Please

    so I have never dealt with a post detox addict. We have him until we can get him into a long term rehab facility. He will be on a very strict house arrest. Can’t go out side unless one of us is with him. No friends. No phone No Internet we installed a lock out last night. No visitors of any...
  12. Littleboylost

    As if This Wasn’t Hard Enough

    yup another night gone to pot as far as sleep goes. It’s after 1 am and I am fuming and can’t sleep. Son is in jail. Had a family friend visit him on Thursday and he was in the throws of detox. We decided to give it another week before we visit and I get this text this evening that has me...
  13. Littleboylost

    Visit in Jail

    A kind family friend offered to visit son in jail. Felt he would try an intervention. It didn’t go well. Sons behaviour was extremely erratic. Up and down all over the place. Acusing us of horrible atrocities. Declaring he is never going to rehab and he wants us to drop the charges. Then...
  14. Littleboylost

    A warrior is Nothing Without Their Tribe

    this is a post of gratitude. I am sure some days we a feel more like a band of weary misfits than a powerful tribe. I have never met a more open and wiser tribe of people in my life. For those of you through the eye of the needle who remain here and post in honour of supporting and guiding...
  15. Littleboylost

    Whats in a debate

    I belong to a support group on Facebook and there was a debate on what causes addiction. It got very heated and I found it upset me a great deal. It made me challenge and reevalute my own perceptions and position on Addiction. What I have learned over the past years in this crazy ride through...
  16. E

    Post Rehab, Brother 31, Living at Home Doping, Mom Enabling. Family Split. point of view: Concerned Daughter

    NOTE: I have opted to distance myself from my mother and brother. I only refer to my brother as “Ruprecht”. I do not care anymore about Ruprecht because this has gone on so many years and he is now in his early 30’s. It has torn my parents apart (40+ years together) as well as my once good...
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