Help for son attempting to stop addiction

Maria - posted on 07/19/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son has been dabbling with drugs since he was a teenager. I had no idea until end last year when the signs and symptoms became so obvious. He said that he was so sure that he would never be addicted but guess he overestimated himself. It took a huge toll on him - he was so skinny and worse, has very little control over his emotions, especially anger and depression. He is 25 now and wants to put drugs behind. given the 7 or more years of addiction, I guess saying goodbye is a huge challenge. He is turning to God and trying to keep himself upbeat about life but often fall back again to depression and anger. I would like to ask mums out there how do we help? Doctor aside, are there supplements that would help? I am so torn up inside because I see his struggle and my greatest fear is he would turn once again to meth because that is the only thing that makes him happy.

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HeroinHelp - posted on 12/06/2013

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im sorry about this. But i am here to help. there is not enough room in this reply to explain how the 10% who make it , and have done it personally, to give you the best chance to fix this. I have a blog page up , with only one post. you will find it very helpfull im sure

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Maria - posted on 07/20/2013

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Dear Amy, thank you so much for the reply. I will see that he gets some kind of psychological support. Where i live, people do not discuss addiction openly and drug addicts seen as people you need to disassociate from. Rehab has to be done outside where I live because then we do not have to worry about how it would affect my son's place in society. Sad but the reality here. In the meantime I am garnering the support from my siblings and all the cousins to engage my son in meaningful activities that could help distract him from drugs. Thank you once again.

Amy - posted on 07/20/2013

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There's no supplement that's going to help him he needs to be under a doctors care while going through detox. A psychologist will also help him address the underlying causes for an addiction and give him new coping strategies. Unfortunately this is something your son will now battle the rest of his life, the urges will always be there. Find a support group for him, yourself, and depending on how severe the addiction is a treatment center that he can check into.

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