Need help with my 24 year old addicated to drugs where di i go for help
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Angela - posted on 06/13/2012
I know this is a bit late maybe, but I hope this reaches you and anyone else needing help.
As kelly stated Al anon is for families, friends or anyone who has an relationship with an alchoholic(s)
There is also Nar anon
Nar-Anon is a twelve-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend. Nar-Anon's program of recovery uses Nar-Anon's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. The only requirement to be a member and attend Nar-Anon meetings is that there is a problem of drugs or addiction in a relative or friend. Nar-Anon is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.
Both groups you are welcome to attend. Many people have a hard time finding an Nar anon meeting in their area, so they attend Al anon. Nar anon just as Narcotics Anon. was founded from the principals of AA.
At NA the belife is alchohol is a drug, and thus anyone Alcoholic, drug addict etc. is welcome. That the addict should abstain from all drugs including alchohol.
Same goes with Nar anon. So their are people who might be there whose husband for example is an Alchoholic and antoher person whose child is a cocaine addict. In the end they are both addicts and the disease is a family disease.
I want you to know I am a addict who is in recovery. My family attends Al anon despite the fact I not only used alcohol. I also was addicted to prescription drugs. I got to both NA and AA meetings. However in my area their is not any nar anon meetings so my family attends Al anon.
It has been my experience that not anyone could have made me go and get help unless I wanted the help. Family and friends could have suggested rehabs etc but if I did not want the help or was in denial then I would not go get it.
However what can be done is this you can get help even if your child is in active addiciton. Again you are not alone.
If you or anyone else have any questions please feel free to PM me and I will answer you as quickly as possible.
There are online meetings 24/7 and hellp lines via telephone. There is always help. There is always support to your child and you. Even if you loved one continues to use, you can get support and hope, you don't have to do this alone.
addict in recovery
Kelly - posted on 05/22/2012
I would look into a drug rehab for her. Does she live with you? If so you can use that as leverage to get her to go. I wonder if they have a group you could attend to talk to other Moms. I know AA has Alanon for the families of alcoholics so you may want to look into Narcotics Anonymous and see if they have a group for the families. I hope this helped...Kelly
B - posted on 10/19/2013
28 year old son is in a bad relationship with girlfriend, she is in control. and although he made the choice but they are on now on perscription drugs. He had a good job at the local university lost his job. We are trying to get help for him but he feels he is responsible for her. How can we make him see that he is not and that he has liost everything due to this.
Marie - posted on 01/06/2013
hi Clarice, not sure if this will reach you at this point. i also live in the Buffalo area, with a son who is an addict. I hope at this point you have gotten some help with your son. If not or your interested in connecting and you need someone to talk to then please respond to this post and we will connect.
TAMMY - posted on 08/21/2012
I just joined this group. I have to work a double tomorrow...so I cant check all this out. I just want to know that i am not alone. My 24 yr old son is stealing, lieng for pills. The kicker is...he had a baby with my new husband's daughter....I am so in the middle...I just dont know what to do....and btw...my grandson is the apple of our eye! lots more to this story...I just need someone to talk to for advise....and I am a Correction Officer and so is my husband..STRESS
Barbra - posted on 06/28/2012
There is a program called Teen Challege that is very helpful. I dont know if it is your neck of the woods but I believe that there are several here on the west half of the US. They do have an 800 number so it shouldnt be too hard to look it up. It is a year long program & they do not limit themselves to just teens regardless of the name. After they clean them up they also help them get employment & places to live so its not like they dump them when they get clean. Also check into Alanon or Naranon for yourself. If inpatient is not an option then AA & NA are also good programs as well. Good luck to you & remember, you didnt break em, you cant fix em. They have to want to get clean as much as they wanted to get loaded otherwise it will never work. You cannot do it for them. The more you try to control the more loaded they will get so let go & let God. Just dont get sucked into "if you loved me you would help me" crap cuz that is just manipulation. I'll keep you in my prayers. B.
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