Coping With Drug Addiction In Your Family
Drug Addiction does not happen overnight, least of all, for the person abusing the drug.
Often, family members never see it coming.
When someone you love begins their long spiralling, journey down the road of drug addiction, it is a path that seems to have more twists and turns than a roller-coaster.
The ups and downs occur every day and seem to be never ending.
As a family, you start to doubt anything the household member has ever told you.
If things in your home become missing, you suspect they took it.
If they go to the bathroom, you think they are doing drugs.
There is absolutely no trust whatsoever and you begin to fear there never will be.
Trust is completely destroyed.
You talk to people about help and they tell you of yet another 12 step support program, system, or of something they know little or nothing about.
You thank them smile and never hear another word they say because your mind is racing, and you are more concerned with where the kin-folk is, right at this very moment, and you are wondering what they are doing, who they are doing it with or … if they are even alive.
Young people aren’t just smoking pot these days.
Young folks are huffing, snorting, shooting, and smoking substances that you have never heard of, much less pronounce their names, and they don’t plan on giving it up.
If they get caught, they’re repentant, they will look you square in the eye and tell you that they’re sorry.
After that they will be even more cautious to avoid being discovered.
These designer drugs allow the individuals on them an amazing delusional, level of self-confidence with authoritative people in their lives.
They are going to do drugs and with the slack laws, well there is nothing you can do about it.
There isn’t anything you can do with your children once they turn 18.
If they choose to do drugs after their 18th birthday, they can do just as much as they want and you will not be able to stop them; no one will help you control them.
Legally, they are no longer under your protection – they are legal adults now.
However if you are coping with a drug-addict that is under the age of majority, you can take drastic measures.
In many cases you should.
The drugs that are available to kids these days are more dangerous than anything you ever experienced in your younger years.
The kids opt for pain killers such as Oxycontin, Percocet, and Loratabs, to name a few.
Then when those highs don’t cut it, they get turned onto meth amphetamine also known as, (crystal meth).
Meth Amphetamine is an extremely popular social drug that has devastating effects.
No one seems to walk completely away from crystal meth, because the temptation is there to use, each and every day for the rest of their life.
So when you get that phone call in the wee hours of the morning, and after you hang up the phone decide, right then, to take action! Remember if you don’t, it will mean you could be giving up someone you love.
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