Addiction 2011 and a side order of hope
This is the generation of parents that has been charged with writing the “how to guide” in dealing with a group of addict children that become afflicted during the Opiate epidemic of the late 1990s and beyond.
Dr. Spock didn’t have clue nor did he have to address the epidemic.
There does not exist a definitive “how to guide” to help parents of addicts figure out how to deal with the chaos a family will face when their child becomes addicted. There are very few absolutes in the war. Each family’s story is the same yet uniquely different. Addiction / Recovery can be truly maddening to document.
The parents that share on social media groups, support forums, and my fellow bloggers have been truly given a daunting task. I wish them well.
Update on hope: My son text messaged me last night at 11:32 with the simple “Goodnight ly”
I pulled hope from his simple message. It was not a text of manipulation or to make me feel badly, as those days are far behind us. We no longer play the game of “cell phoniness“. Those games now live in addiction’s rear view mirror. Four years of addiction/recovery and good teachers have made us both wiser in our roles.
My response this morning when I woke up and actually saw the text was that I too love him and urged him to “go get healthy again”.
Time will tell. Hopefully he addresses the issues that need to be addressed in his life.
I want to thank all that provided such strong support yesterday. I truly appreciate.
peace and strength ( with a side order of hope )
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