About Me

I am the mom of an addict. My son is 21 years old and we have struggled with his addiction for about 5 years now. His drug of choice was “everything” (as stated by him). Pot, cocaine, crack, heroin, anything he could get his hands on. This is my place to vent and share with other parents who share in this heinous thing called addiction.

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  1. P.S. I am not sure what state you are in, but do you have anything like “drug court” or “recovery court” in your area?

    • Hi Barbara! Yes, the drug court was the first one he tried to get, that they turned him down for. The program that he is in now is kind of the same thing. He signed on for four years of drug probation. If he stays clean for those four years (gosh that sounds like a long time!), they will drop his charges. If he fails, its off to prison. Talk about a motivator! As for the additional mental health problems, I have had him evaluated numerous times, and have been told that there are no additional issues each time. He was “depressed” while using, I think because he was using mostly depressants!

  2. I’m very sorry to hear your story, and even sorrier that I put my parents (well, mom) through a similar experience in my younger years.

    I am starting an addiction project on my blog. I am compiling stories from addicts and families of addicts. If you would like to contribute just e-mail me at the address I’ve left, or go to my website to see what my project is about. Mainly, I’m trying to spread addiction awareness to a group on the internet that don’t have much experience with the disease.

    Once again, thank you for starting this blog, and thank you for being strong enough to share with us.

    Katherine

  3. Hi “Mom,”

    I’m sorry that you have joined our unfortunate “club” here in bloggosphere. My name is Cheri and my husband and I have four children, two boys and two girls. The boys are the oldest and both have had dealings with drug addiction. Praise God, the girls learned something from their older siblings’ example and have stayed out of trouble!

    Our oldest son is now 29, married with a family of his own. He seems to have “outgrown” his stupidity. The second son will be 23 next month. He went through a faith-based rehab program and has been clean and sober for almost four years now.

    Our experiences with both boys led hubby and I to begin a prayer and encouragement ministry for other parents going through these same struggles. You can find it at: http://www.glasshouseministries.blogspot.com.

    We keep a running prayer list and would be more than happy to add your family to it, if you like. Here is that post: http://glasshouseministries.blogspot.com/2009/11/breathing-life-into-dead-places.html

    Hugs and prayers,
    Cheri

    • Thank you Thank you Thank you! I emailed you with our info to be added.


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