drug addicted bi polar 34 year old son

Terrihamet - posted on 11/03/2013 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Drug addicted bi polar 34 year old son just recently got out of jail.

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Briezhette - posted on 11/03/2013

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This is a touchy subject... I am bipolar and my mother is as well. She is a heavy drug and alcohol abuser. I have been trying since I was 9 years old to get her to get help. I have come to the conclusion that honestly, you can't help anyone who will not help themselves and you are only hurting yourself by trying too hard and them not accepting it. All you can do is let him know you are there for him and that when he is ready to get help you will help him find it where ever he needs to find it. I am not trying to sound mean or anything I am just worried about your well being because I know how hard it is to want to help someone who wont accept it.

Teresa Ann - posted on 11/04/2013

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Boundaries is the key here for your own survival. If he is not in treatment taking prescribed meds to cope he will use street drugs or alcohol to self medicate. I know it is tough and very hard to see someone you love struggle with this get some support for yourself either a life group or church group. Don't do this alone it is an easy trap to fall into and you do not want to give up who you are for this person. Yes, I am speaking from experience ;-)

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Terrihamet - posted on 11/04/2013

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I agree with you but there are minimal steps I take that includes doling out money and resources.if he's doing well he gets money. If not his money is restricted. The symptom of bipolar is bad choices.

[momoftwo] - posted on 11/03/2013

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Sorry I must have gotten the wrong impression, I knew a person who was bi polar and abusive not sure if they were doing drugs though, I just assumed, not to mention he had just gotten out of jail. Sorry about tha

Terrihamet - posted on 11/03/2013

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Opiates or anything he can get his hands on. He's tried meds for bipolar but doesn't like them and stops taking them eventually.

Nicole - posted on 11/03/2013

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What drug is he addicted to? Bi polar can be serious if it's not taken care of properly.

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