ADDICTION AND FAMILY
Many addicts are in drug-fueled relationships. They feel pressured to use drugs and may even think they have control because their partner will keep them in check. One of our graduates tells her story of how she was in a drug fueled relationship and how the drugs ended up taking control of her life.
One of our graduates tells of his relationship with his family and how they reacted when he became addicted to drugs. He talks about how he mended the relationship and came to realize they weren’t the enemy.
One of our past graduates tells her experience with those in her life and how they dealt with her drug addiction and alcohol abuse. She shares why her loved ones struggled to get her to change and how she feels they could have been more effective.
One of our graduates tells the story of how she regained the trust of her family after losing it due to her bad choices. Finding her way back from the depths of addiction she learns how to stand on her own two feet.
Three of our graduates father and twin sons all sober together for the first time in 20 years. One son tells the story of their story and how they over came their addictions as a family.
Candid Parenting Tips from a Former Drug Addict Who Had Loving Parents and a Proper Upbringing. I hope this story helps parents spot unhealthy signs in the event their child is moving towards addiction. If my story could change one life or prevent one addiction, that will be more than enough of a reward.
Living with an addict is not only heartbreaking but can be potentially dangerous. Between accidental exposure and the danger of having illegal drugs in your home, living with an addict can be a huge liability. Living with a heroin addict could even mean someone could overdose in your house.
I’ll start from the beginning. When my son was 13, I noticed a change. Maybe it was hormonal. That happens. Denial. At 16, I noticed even more of a change. Maybe it’s a girl. Another denial. Maybe it was the fact I had remarried as did his dad. Denial again. Anger, outrage, being disrespectful.
Someone you care about is clearly an addict. Or, not so clearly… maybe you suspect it. If you suspect it, they usually are. Let’s face it, the signs of drug addiction are not subtle. However, it’s not something anybody wants to be true. We don’t want THAT to be happening.
“I feel like a new man. I feel really great being sober. I'm not thinking about my past mistakes or my drug addiction. This is the best program. I am glad to know that life is too good to not be sober.…“