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RIDONA - posted on 06/30/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




where do i begin i have a 25 year old daughter living here at home with her daughter of 2 years old for many years now she has done drugs alcohol cut herself flipped her car on purpose tried to committ suicide several times she does have bipolar and on meds two weeks ago we found her like this and two weeks later we found her again this last time she tried she took clozipan amitriptline all my sleeping pills and had alcohol in her my husband and i found her on the floor barely breathing on the way to the ER she stopped breathing they revived her they put her in an indused coma and kept her on the respirator until she could finally breath on her own which was about 24 hours later i have been dealing with this since she was about 14 or 15 my heart is so distraught now and i am having a really hard time dealing with it the doctors had her in a facility for a week and told her she could leave and come home i am really on pins and needles sick with worry and cry all the time i dont know what to do i am so depressed on this whole matter i hurt and ache for her cause i cant help i am living with a suicidal person and cant hardly leave for fear of finding her again can someone please give advice on anything i dont know how much more i can take before i have a nervous breakdown


Amy - posted on 06/30/2012




My first concern is your granddaughter, do you have custody of her? Is her father in the picture? I can only imagine how difficult it is to think you could find your daughter like that but just think of the lasting effect it could have on your granddaughter if she found her mom unresponsive. If I were you my first step would be to consult an attorney about getting custody of her. I would also make sure your daughter has a will just in case she is successful in her attemp, I'm sure you don't want the state taking her because nothing has been set up beforehand.

As far as you go I suggest you find an Al Anon meeting to attend.
Unfortunately you can not make someone get help but you can find support for yourself and your family. You can also learn how to distance yourself and take control of your own life rather than allowing the addict to control it for you.

Here is another site that will be useful to you.


Good luck and please find a support group for yourself it will really help!

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