He's "joyous"

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by AmericanGirl, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. AmericanGirl

    AmericanGirl Guest

    Wanted to share - difficult child called this afternoon. We had the nicest chat we have had in probably two years. He actually used the word "joyous" to describe how he was feeling. Said his head was "clear".
    Not one word that came out of his mouth in a 20 minute conversation was negative. WOW...

    They have classes from 830-1200 and 100-300 plus a 12 step meeting every night. His therapist gives him homework and then they review it the next day. Tonight's is to write the negative consequences of his drinking. They've agreed on a list of goals for him to accomplish during his inpatient time.

    His therapist told him about the partial hospitalization program after he is released. He said he is already looking for someplace to live so he can continue with their classes, etc.

    I know it won't be all smooth sailing but this is a radical shift and I am grateful.

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  2. exhausted

    exhausted Active Member

    Oh wonderful. He needed to get the poison out of his sytem. I hope he always remembers the feeling of being fresh and clear headed. I can imagine you are feeling joyous as well. A big hug!!
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    That is joyous news. You will never forget that joy in his voice, it will sustain you and give you hope for the not so good days. You know he is in there and now he knows it too.

  4. Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane Well-Known Member

    What relief you must feel!! Oh, that's great - I'm so happy for you!
  5. PatriotsGirl

    PatriotsGirl Guest

    Very happy for you!!!! Howpehe stays on this path!!
  6. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    How wonderful. We needed some good news on the board today. Enjoy the good moments.

  7. buddy

    buddy New Member

    So glad for your difficult child! I hope those great feelings can carry him onward to even better places!
  8. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

  9. pinevalley

    pinevalley Member

    What wonderful news! Thanks for sharing this good news with us!
  10. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Fingers crossed that he continues to see joyful opportunities ahead. That would be simply awesome. Hugs DDD
  11. Tiredof33

    Tiredof33 Active Member

    That is great news!!! so glad you are able to find some joy, you (and he) deserve it!
  12. AmericanGirl

    AmericanGirl Guest

    Today's call:

    He has an AA sponsor.
    Definitely wants to attend their partial hospitalization program (8 weeks) after he finishes this one.
    Kept talking about how clear his thinking was now.
    And the best news of all.....

    He said he needs to find new friends when he gets home!!!!!!!! (Many, many, many thanks be to God!)

    I know it won't be all good. He still has much to do and many ways to fall down.

    I'm just grateful we can talk and be kind to one another.
  13. Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane Well-Known Member

    That is incredible! Thanks be to God is right!