Does This Sound Familiar?
There is HOPE and reading other folk’s experiences gives me strength. Thank you for sharing your stories.
First born son.
Honors student and athlete.
Like-able, charming and tenderhearted.
Good with people and animals.
Loving parents, good home.
Destined to succeed.
Failure to launch.
Pot, pills and then heroin.
And that’s where I find myself today. And I am not alone. So many of our stories start the same.
And that is really fucking scary.
I miss my son- really, something fierce! I’ve only had glimpses of him, in court, over the last 6-7 months. I’ve only recently started taking his calls and actually having conversations. He has been sober for 4 months- that’s what happens when you go to jail. And he sounds so good. And determined to succeed. The City offered him a deal- 18 months Community Corrections. He works during the day, and checks into a halfway house at night. With other addicts. This scares me to death. It’s pretty easy staying sober in…
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