Brief Update

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by DDD, May 17, 2008.

  1. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    I haven't posted for awhile as I am burning the candle at both ends and feel a bit raggy from the stress. Almost daily I do read to stay abreast of "the family". :D

    easy child/difficult child is apparently OFF all illegal drugs. He is making progress. He was turned down for diability and is giving his best shot at working with us. Three days a week he comes to our store for a bit and earns pocket money. He can NOT work
    a full day and MUST take very frequent breaks. on the other hand, there are days when he is pretty darn sharp so we are trying to be optimistic.

    The good news (of the month, anyway, lol) is that he has found a new girlfriend who does not do drugs and also is not a drinker. She's "hot" and thinks he is too. Hmmm..maybe I'll have to change my worry list! :love-very: She lives on our side of town so he is no longer in frequent view of law enforcement!

    We're not doing flips of joy but things are better. His booze
    issue is no longer daily which really lessons the tension.

    Baby steps. Baby steps...:redface: but no b a b y....that's the goal! DDD
  2. gottaloveem

    gottaloveem Active Member


    Nothing like the power of a good woman! :)

    Glad to know the tensions are less. Amazing how substance abuse can turn a home upside down.
  3. PonyGirl

    PonyGirl Warrior Parent

    Really nice to hear from you DDD! Glad things are just a bit more smooth. Here's hoping the hot babe is just the ticket to the ongoing road of progress.
  4. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    All in all a pretty good update. I often have to remind myself that even babysteps are movement forward.
  5. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Glad things seem to be smoother. You said he was turned down for disability...please go to the next stage and get the lawyer and appeal. Most folks are denied initially.
  6. Ephchap

    Ephchap Active Member

    Well, my friend, progress is progress, and I'm tickled he's making progress. You know that I'm a firm believer in a good woman being a good influence. lol.

    Sending good thoughts that he stays on this path and continues to make good choices !

    Mega hugs,
  7. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    Sounds very positive. Hope things slow down a bit for you.
  8. KFld

    KFld New Member

    Those sounds like some pretty big steps. I'm happy for all of you. I know what the power of a good women can do. I really believe it turned my difficult child's life around and really helped him turn from a difficult child to a easy child/difficult child. Sounds like he's on an upward spiral for a change. I hope for all of you it continues.
  9. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Baby steps...nice to read a good progress report!
  10. Star*

    Star* call 911

    Find an attorney that specializes in SSD appeals - they exist - and know their business.

    DF is profoundly disabled and it took them 5 years to approve him. He was denied 2x and appealed 1 time and won.

    Glad to hear he is doing well - I'm impressed - THREE days a week? WOW! Way to go Mom.

    Missed you
  11. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Other than benefits, things sound pretty good. I'm glad to hear some progress being made by your grandson. Gotta love the power of love!