Can anyone relate??

Melissa - posted on 03/31/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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i really want people to join this group. i am a mother of two and am in recovery from substance abuse. i find it really hard sometimes getting over the guilt of things i have done to my children in my addiction. can anyone relate?? i think it is important to get back in the real world and maybe find some other people that know what i am going through.

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Julie - posted on 06/08/2011

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I am right there with you,on this one. Any time you need to talk,just let me know.I'm kinda having a hard time right now myself.I've been clean for 5 years ow,& this past April I lost my 3 month old son.I have found it really hard to deal with & I really need some support.I have 3 other kids & I know thats the only reason that i haven't done anything yet.anyone have any advice?

Michaela - posted on 08/28/2009

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Hi i have not done substance abuse but i do have a eating disorder and have seen what that has done to my daughters, my 15 year old thinks she is fat now. if you want to chat to me feel free.

Melissa - posted on 04/24/2009

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thanks that was really helpful. an addicts real life is definetly different then that of "normal" people. i dont have custody of my kids right now but i know if i continue to do the right thing i will have them back in no time

Melissa - posted on 04/24/2009

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thanks that was really helpful. an addicts real life is definetly different then that of "normal" people. i dont have custody of my kids right now but i know if i continue to do the right thing i will have them back in no time

Jamie - posted on 04/19/2009

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guilt and shame, i find for myself, are two of my most frequently used excuses when i go back out, it is high time i break the pattern and start thinking in terms of using my program in a way my son will benefit, to help teach him and keep him informed of this disease as both myself, and his father both suffer from it...

Melody - posted on 04/14/2009

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Ya, i can relate. I lost everything at one time, including my kids because of my drug use. That was a long time ago but there are times when i still feel that shame. Three treatment centers later and some jail time I finially got my life together. Sometimes thats the way it has to go for us to learn the lessons. If i didnt experience the pain and suffering of being in active addiction I would never appreciete my life as i do know. Plus I have knowledge that i can pass on to my kids that i would be clueless about if i didnt go through what i went through. I think that the recovering addicts real world is still a little different then most. Especially as a mother... I know that my reality and the things that i need to live by is not the same as most of my peers...

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