Drugs

Jill - posted on 05/16/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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First of all thank you for allowing me to be part of your group.
I'm a mum of 2adult children . One of my sons has been using ice I'm at whits end as to how to help him .Any tips would be greatly appreciated . Thank you

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Jodi - posted on 05/16/2015

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Unfortunately, they are right. There IS nothing you can do unless he wants to help himself. You could contact a local Narcotics Anonymous and attend some meetings yourself to gain support from others who know what you are going through. This may give you some assistance on how you may be able to talk to your son about some rehab. It may help talking to some ex-addicts too. If nothing else, it will provide you with a support network of people who understand your plight.

Jill - posted on 05/16/2015

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Thanks for your message. My son is 32 he had a major bike accident I would have thought that would have woken him up. He is on and off ice but I worry that it will take hold of him . There is no talking to him about it . I'm so afraid for him ICE is starting to because quite a epidemic in Australia and it's effecting so many families . I have rang the drug hot line but I get told there is nothing I can do unless he wants to help himself. It's like bashing your head against a brick wall

Stephanie - posted on 05/16/2015

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I have been struggling with this myself. How old are they?my 21yo has struggled with alcohol, prescrition drugs and recently harder drugs like cocaine, heroine and god only knows what else. I am scared everyday! She has been clean for about 2 months as far as i know. She was pulled over aand got a DUI, she is terrrified of jail and in our state they are VERY strict on these charges. This is the only reason she has stopped using. Maybe that is what your son needs is a good wake up call. I was and am even considering going to court to have her committed to mandatory drug rehab. I know as soon a the DUI charge has been resolved in one way or another , she will more than likley start using again. If they are a danger to self or others, the very least you could do is try and get a 72hr hold for psychiatric evaluation. As a mother we want to protect and fix everything for our kids, unfortunately we become enablers by doing just that. Good luck! You are not alone. Another piece of advice, start going to NA meetings for family members of addicts, this may help you get the support you need, to make hard decisions. Or even private counseling for yourself if you have that as an option.

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