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First Name:   Linda
Email Address: ladyangel1031@webtv.com
Comments: Mother of a heroin addict who lost his battle with the disease and is now at home with our Lord and not an addict anymore.  If anyone needs to talk, I am a good listener.  I wish I would have had someone to listen to me 4 years ago.

First Name:   Marilyn
Email Address:
marnfettj@aol.com
Comments: Our 19 year old son has been involved with drugs for about 4 years. He has been arrested several times, been to rehab 5 times, has been suicidal and gets worse each year. His drug of choice has escalated to heroin. He does not live home. We talk to him about once a week. It is such a drain on our lives. It is hard to be hopeful anymore. The only thing I can offer anyone with similar problems is "I understand. I'm sorry you're going through the same heartache." We lost another son to suicide 5 years ago. We were good parents, life wasn't supposed to turn out this way. I'm sure you know what I mean. God bless anyone who reads this.

 


First Name:   Diane
Email Address: sunnydb@ptd.net
Comments:   I have a 35 yr old son who has a 14 year addiction to cocaine.  He is presently incarcerated.  I would love to hear from anyone who is going through the same thing.  I thank God I found this website. My heart goes out to anyone who has lost a child to addiction.  This is my worst fear, but know it is something I may have to face.  I am sick to my very soul that there is nothing anyone can do to help these poor people but pray for them.  Diane

First Name:   Linda
Email Address: benoi121@aol.com
Comments:  
I am the single mother of a 20 year old addict who is living at home with me. I am struggling day to day without support and would really like to touch base with someone else who understands my anguish and fear of losing him.

First Name:   Marilyn
Email Address:  mehrywnak@delinvest.com
Comments:  
I am dealing with my 22 year old daughter who is an addict.  It started with pills (Xanax)and has esculated to cocaine.  She has been to rehab twice.  She is now living with a friend, but continuously calls me for money, etc.  This has been going on for 5 years now.  My husband and I are near the breaking point.  I personally find it very hard to refuse her food or shelter.

First Name:   Patty
Email Address:    harley2457@access995.com
Comments:  
I have a 23 year old daughter who is addicted to heroin. She started out using pain killers then used oxys and then went to herion. She has been to rehab. Was caught selling for her boyfriend 4 days before going to rehab and now is up on a charge of selling. She has to go to a rehab for a year. She says shes ready ,but if it isn't soon she'll be dead. She has used and ended up with a bad infection in her hand from the drug our bad needle. I thought it taught her a lesson but I found another empty packet.I'm really scared, and can use all the support out there.

First Name:   Chris
Email Address:    christi528@aol.com
Comments:  
I am the mother of a 23 year old herion addict.  My husband has been called the worst enabler counselors have ever seen.  On several occassion my daughter has had the following consquences before her last Janaury 2002 she was ordered to a hearing in Washington County, Pa. where they were going to sentence her to one year in jail. I had prayed for a serious consequence.   I wanted to go up before the Judge and please for court ordered rehab. My husband refused to let me go telling me if I went he would have the attorney have me leave. So he went and bargained for her as she had enrolled in a college here where we live and said with family it would be fine. The judge went with this and gave her one year probation in Washington County, Pa. while she live in Allegheny County, Pa.   Three months later my daughter was using again and selling herself from the college.  Six months later my daughter speedballed and was beat up. I met her took her to a hospitabl for detox. They did not !
keep her so the next day she called and said she wanted to go to a really good rehab which lasts 9 to 18 months. I drove her over and she was admitted.  I went and cleaned up the dorm room with the understanding from my husband that unless she completed the recovery we would not return anything.   Three days later while she had been taken to the doctor for a physical she threw a fit and they had to bring in a social worker. She convinced the social worker that she did not need to be where she was but only needed an easy program, one she had done over and over, this idiot social worker calls me and asks if she can spend the night at my house. I tell her you know nothing about the situation, please call te counselor who has been working with the family. She would not. The next day this counselor drove her to an easy rehab. Seven days later they sent her to a half way house seven days later she walked out when to a shelter and managed to get herself back into college. She comes to our home, I remind my husband he said we were not returning anything until she completed rehab, he says they are her possessions and gives it back. Of course there is a new guy in her life.  She spends four months at this college and they throw her out.   She lives at a motel and secures an apartment.  Now he sneaks and buys her gas, helps her to get a couch and even signs without telling me for a car.  I am truly upset not this has gone on for over six years his enabling behind my back, each time saying I am done I cannot do this any more.   Well to make this short, two weeks my daugher had her car stolen, a television stolen and was beat up. She went to two hospitals for detox but neither would keep her.  Two days later she calls and says she wants to go to Western Physhiatric Hospital and will tell them she wants to kill herself. I give her the phone nubmer of a friend of ours who is a recovered addict and clean for seven years. He taks her to Western Physc, and they admit her. Two days later she calls me and says they are throwing her out. I said have the counselor call me I am not picking you up.  The counselor calls and informs me my daugher will not work the program she just argues and wants her way.  My daughter agrees to work the program and the next day we visit. This is a terrible visit with her in control and my husband just sitting there agreeing to do whaterver.  We leave and on Monday while I am at a doctor visit my husband starts calling me to tell me they are discharging her she will not work the program.  I say fine leave her there one night at a homeless shelter will cause her to rething what she is doing. he tell me she wants to go to Teen challenge for recovery. I say she is playing you. I agree to get her and meet at a diner, if she does not go to Teen Challenge and is playing us my husband said we would take her to the homeless shelter. Well she was playing us and would not go but he takes her to a motel for two night at $50.00 per night. She runs up a $160.00 phone bill calling her heriod addicted boyfriend. Then he drives her all around to get into a 28 day rehab program. Takes her out and buys her $100.00 of makeup and give her her clother which she would not even have if I had not gone to the apartment and cleaned it up and washed all of this.   Of course, now again all he says is he is done he cannot do it anymore. I live with two addicts, a daugher who her father enablers, and a husband who just like my daugter wants to quite is unable to do so. My life is pure hell. I pray that anyone reading this will learn they must learn to truly Let Go and Let God. Whatever we do beside pray for our children will not work. When we say there is nothing we can do, so we have turned then over to God but then continue to rescue and not trust God nothing good happens the disease just worsens. I am not aware of any addict who recovered because of something their parents did. They recover because their parents stopped and Let God in and the consequences came and the recovery came.

First Name:   Danielle
Email Address:    mdanielledubois@aol.com
Comments:  
Our nineteen yr. old son is a Drug Addict. I was a stay at home Mom and loved doing it! As I type this I have as of three days ago kicked our son out of our home. He is on Oxycontin. He was attending DCCCollege and getting A's Because he had no place to go he hadfriend take him to a Detox facility of which he has been to a year ago. We sent him to a Special Private Facility last year and he stayed for 6 months but returned home to smoke pot and drink in our basement. My Husband canot believe that I finally mean business ! He is frightend.  I am determined. This was the most difficult thing that I ever did.


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