1. Littleboylost

    Life continues ....not 100% drama free but 100% better

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. E continues to mature and grow in leaps and bounds. He is a typical messy teen boy perhaps not as mature as his 19 years more like 17 but that is the delayed development from drug use. He had a part time job as he found it too hard to focus on...
  2. Littleboylost

    Growing up

    Hi all; E has been home for 3 weeks now. He is 19 in October and he has matured tremendously in his 6 month program. He is respectful, helpful and tidy....very tidy. He has a full time job as a welders apprentice and works long hours, is up early 05:45 and works from 6 to 4:30. Is enrolled in...
  3. Littleboylost

    D Day is upon us.

    Hi all! I know again I don’t get here as often as I’d like but I’ve spent the morning catching up on most of your posts I do follow along as much as I possibly can. Today is the day son comes home from his six months in long-term residential rehab. He has made some excellent progress he had one...
  4. 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...
  5. Littleboylost

    The second 36

    we just came back from dropping our son off at his long term in patient rehab program. This last 36 hour was excellent not a hitch to his goals and behaviour. He had a very rough week and this is the second week life had be n tough in the rehab program. There have been a number of new...
  6. Littleboylost

    Half Way

    Hi all; Well Evan is half way through the 6 month programand he is doing very well. He has had 3 leaves 2 24 hour and 1 36 hour that he is presently home for. He was out too late with girlfriend last night and I was up until he came home. Pacing and worried. I do no believe that he has relapsed but...
  7. Littleboylost

    Progress not Perfection for all of us.

    It’s so hard to believe a year ago today I had my son arrested for the first time. And you all know the hell rhat followed. Fast forward to today, he is still in long term rehab and embracing his program. He is now mentoring new residents. He is so very happy and healthy. He has had 2 24 hour...
  8. Littleboylost

    Trying to make a change.

    I have decided that I want to be anonymous no more. I want to lobby for change so that other parents who have children sufferings from mental health and substance abuse do not have to face the same challenges to accessing care that we did. My goals are To make amendments to the youth act that...
  9. 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...
  10. Littleboylost

    Easter 6

    Hello my dear friends; A very happy Easter to all of you. We have a 6 hour visit with our son E tomorrow. We can take him off sight but not out of the county where the rehab is located. We struggle ourselves with PTSD and remain in therapy. We are challenged with the crazy cop mom and her...
  11. Littleboylost

    First Visit to Rehab

    where did two weeks go? We went for a 3 hour visit on site at rehab yesterday. We stopped and got Chinese food. We ate and he showed us around the facility. He was so loving and decent. Clean and sober E. He is still craving and he knows that. One day at a time and it was a very good day. He is...
  12. Littleboylost

    First Call from Rehab

    we got our first call from E in rehab today. He was courteous and calm. He asked for a few items nothing big. Asked for photos of us!! He sounds like he is planning on staying. Hope with no expectations today is a good day.
  13. Littleboylost

    He is in Rehab

    the last week was so exhausting. I am a ball of unidentifiable emotions. Son is in Rehab and husband did drive him. He had a last tangle with his girlfriend that was beyond frusreating. How cop mom even allowed acces to her daughter by my son who left her home with cocainr!! I am sick with a bad...
  14. Littleboylost

    24 Hours

    Hi al; First of all I am sorry that I am taking more than I can contribute to the fprim. But in good old addiction recovery terms for all of us it is what it is. I’d like to say that I’m on cloud nine and ecstatic but three detoxes into rehab then my son is about to head off to his long-term...
  15. Littleboylost


    We finally have a bed for rehab intake! March 5th. I am hopeful and cautious all at the same time. I am exausted after a stressful week at work. And the work dynamic is not a healthy one. People suck at times.
  16. Littleboylost

    He’s Back

    Difficult Child AS came back tonight. We have seen him twice since Dec 25th. Today he rolls in like nothing had changed and he had not been gone at all. It is 4:30 am I wake to shouting and find him gaming. Words were unpleasantly exchanged. Shortly after I hear him go down the stairs. My first thought is...
  17. Littleboylost

    Scraping By

    well I did say I would pull sons bail if he did not complete his rehab intake while we were away. He did complete the intake and it will be a matter of weeks now before a bed is available. Why is it he can’t seem to do anything but just scrape by? Still smokes weed not around us or near our...
  18. Littleboylost

    Drugs, normal teen crap and life in Limbo

    Well it goes and so it goes. AS is staying close to home and if he isn’t here he is spending time with his new found girlfriend. Pardon me if I don’t get too close or excited about the girl. He has had 5 GFs in the past 2 years. He goes to school and is late at times. We have covered the late...
  19. 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...
  20. Littleboylost

    Devine Interverion

    what a 24 hours oh my my. First I was 100% correct my sons lawyer has wings. I am certain of it. She called me this morning and I told her about cop mom. She dropped a few F Bombs (shocking very out of character). She said shut that nut case down and keep her away from E. I was suspicious she...