How can i help my son, i just found out 2 days ago that his is addicted to Herion??

Michelle Ward - posted on 06/10/2014 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My life as i knew it just 2 days ago is gone as my 20 year old son just told me he needs help and is taking herion, for the past few months now i´ve been very worried about him and asking if he was ok, as he works long hours and also does night shifts he told me it was because of work and was just not sleeping well, so my world fell apart when i found out the truth i can´t stop crying and i´m so worried about him, i need advice badly on how to do help him, i´ve read everything i could on this illness for the past few days but i would be so grateful for any advice may-be from a mom who has also been through this already. My son is such a wonderful person and i don´t want to lose him to this drug as i love him dearly and as his mum will do anything i can to help.

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Alyssa - posted on 06/10/2014

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Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. Get him in a program, have him move home (with his consent, of course), and get close family members to throw in support and be around for events and family time.

Family is where the road to recovery starts. He is in better shape than most addicts. Love him, have him tell you his story, get him in an intensive program and get him a sponsor. NA meeting are very helpful if he is not willing to get enrolled in an actual program.

Sending love and positive thoughts.

B - posted on 06/10/2014

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It sounds like you are doing a very good job of being supportive. Good luck to you both.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/10/2014

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Ok, Michelle, he's reaching out, so he may be willing to do rehab. It's intense, but it's good.

Check into rehab availability in your area. If necessary, check with the hospital and 'wellness' clinics to see if there is an available program. Support your son with love right now, because that was a BIG step for him to admit to you he needs help.

Once he's in rehab, he'll have steps to follow, and there may be some that involve you, such as apologizing for disappointing you, etc. In the meantime, please check out Al-Anon, which is help for families of those with addiction problems. They will help give you mechanisms to help your son get and stay clean.

THE GOOD NEWS is that he CAN beat this! Currently, one of my graduate students is 12 weeks clean (heroin). He did have to hit rock bottom, but he is finding the rehab and support sessions extremely beneficial.

I am married to a recovered meth addict. He's been clean 25 + years now. Your son CAN DO THIS!

You are all in my thoughts and prayers

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Leila - posted on 06/12/2014

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There are drug treatments like Methadone or Suboxone to replace Heroine. They keep the patient in a steady state, less highs and lows. Hopefully he can taper off of it and be done for good. He will need holistic care. He has to be willing to do this. I wish you all the best.

Tanya - posted on 06/11/2014

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Good Luck!

He's reaching out! I think that's very big of him...he wants to get better!

Michelle Ward - posted on 06/10/2014

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I´ve never been so fearful or felt so helpless in my life before this, so thank u for telling me there is still hope it will kept me strong.

Michelle Ward - posted on 06/10/2014

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I don´t think i have ever felt so helpless in my life before this so thank u so much as long as i know there is hope i know it will keep me strong.

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