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Does This Sound Familiar?

July 20, 2013

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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