Patricia - posted on 01/09/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
I can't take it anymore and need to talk with others out there. Recently found out that my step daughter was shooting up Heroin...she has been on Meth for years. She gave birth to a wonderful daughter 1 year ago and I thought she would "behave". She still finds any and every excuse to pawn off her daughter on you...have you buy her diapers and baby care items that food stamps doesn't supply. She has no food or milk in the house half the time but still blames you that she's in this situation or they don't give her enough food money. She's pleasant with you until you disagree with her about her drug abuse. She actually tried to con me and her bio mother last night into thinking it was right to shoot Heroin this last time before starting Methadone treatment "or they won't know I am really opiate dependent." I am a nurse and told her that was the dumbest thing I ever heard. Because all they have to do is look at her. She has always been thin but she has sunken in cheeks, she is skin and bones. She is only 80# soaking wet. Her veins in her arms are shot....if she ever needed EMT help they would have to drill into her leg, I told her that and it didn't faze her. The sad thing is she had the audacity to shoot up last night right in front of all of us, including her 1 year old, after having a tantrum that she is out of diapers and it's her bio mom's fault for not buying any. None of us have the money to keep helping her. It's always someone else's fault that she didn't make it to a facility for help. I feel like washing my hands of this except I love this girl and her daughter so much and I don't want to see anything happen to the baby....and I can easily see that happening. The baby was even trying to get her mom's attention last night and she just kept playing games on her tablet like the baby wasn't even there. How do you deal with this? I would rather turn her in and have her end up in jail and the baby with us "moms" than have either or both of them dead. I haven't ever had exposure to this type of addiction (I am a recovering alcoholic 8 years sober) but this is way out of control. I am not making excuses but my daughter always had diapers, food, and safe shelter. My step daughter is hanging out with people that get taken away in handcuffs once the police find them at her house. She calls these people "nice". I told her I never saw a nice drug dealer or addict. I don't get it. What can I do?