Addiction Support Group
Welcome to this online support group for caregivers, family, friends, and others with an interest in addiction concerns! Please introduce yourself - Ask for advice - Share about your experiences battling your loved ones' (or your own) substance abuse or dependency issues. Talk about the signs and symptoms of addiction, treatment options, caregiving challenges, daily life, and your tips for others. Vent, laugh, and come back to this addiction support group as often as you need to feel less alone.
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What's New Today
2 months ago
I am offering free seminars and guidance to parents of children with addictions. This includes adult children. To those that are interested I offer Christian Counseling (free as well) as it concerns addiction issues. Also keep telling others about this site. It is a place to get together with others that understand what we are goiong through. I have personally been through this with one of my children.
5 months ago
I have a 24 year old daughter who was arrested back in October for conspiracy to manufacture meth. It wasn't until recently that she actually started using it. I have the schooling necessary to understand abuse and addiction and I believe she needs to be in an inpatient facility. She does not believe so. Her lawyer thinks so also. She does not think she has a problem I haven't had the right words to hit home. I told her that she might not be addicted but she certainty was abusing the drug. " if someone holds a pipe in front of you and you can't say no then you definitely have a problem. This shut her up. I am trying to get her into Trosa ahi have is in Durhan NC. They are not making it easy for me to get her in. I will have to track done all the medical records from when she had her TBI, psych reports, neurology reports, etc. in the meantime she is going to fine 1900 reasons she shouldn't go. What's. Mother to do,
9 months ago
Husband diagnosed 8 yrs ago with leukemia, but has been in remission 7 1/2 yrs, he takes oral chemo daily. About 6 months after diagnosis he got addicted to presciption pain pills and we went aporoximately 5 yrs of lies dealing with that. With help " i beleive" he's kicked that habit but now we're smoking, drinking, and gamblimg which he did previously but not to this extent. I'm at the end of my rope. We have 2 children still at home 22 &19 and are aware of all of this but I don't beleive they know how I'm feeling, I'm just done. It breaks my heart because we always said we could get through anything as long as we had each other. I just don't beleive "we're" together anymore. How do I know when to take the next step and what is the next step at this point? We have tried counseling and every time I think things will change he screws up again!
12 months ago
My 28 year old son is in drug rehab. we didn't see it coming. But after an arrest this summer for careless driving and pills we became aware of trouble with drugs. Heroin was drug of choose along with pills he could get ahold of. He just graduated College. I don't know how but it all came crumbling down after that. My heart is broken. Had to insist he go to inpatient because of several violent outbreaks with his older sister who is also back at home. They have been stealing drugs from each other. Her drugs are subscribed form doctor. it is craziness. I now am trying to support my son in rehab without being taking advantage of . Help my heart is sick Jul
12 months ago
Hello All! I am here because I need to vent!! Long story short, my mother has been an alcoholic since I was 3 years old (I'm now 35), dad left when I was 15. She became homeless back in 1996. Me, along with homeless outreach, got her off the streets and into several apts from 2008 until now. I became her and and live in boyfriend's rep payee since they both are alcoholics and are unable to handle their own finances.They have gotten evicted from several apts due to them allowing other people to move in, not keeping up with the cleanliness etc. I have footed the moving expenses more than once. I just found out they are now getting kicked out of this apt. because they've had complaints of people coming in and out of the apt and I just found out someone died on the couch 2 days ago. When the police came in they reported them all being passed out drunk and my mom sitting in her wheelchair drunk, covered in her own urine!! They have 30 days from November 9th to move out. My mother is in a wheelchair and I can't bear to see her on the streets, yet I know this is her issue and I can't be pulled down anymore! I'm fighting a war in my head (logic) and my heart (emotion). Thanks for listening!
about 1 year ago
I need help deciding on what to do with my situation. I recently started helping my father in law with his finances. It was actually for about 2yrs now that all of his money is gone he is accusing me of stealing his money. He has recently relapsed. We had a joint account together but now he doesn't recall any of the monies that was giving to him.
about 1 year ago
Our 26 year old son has been a heroin addict for several years. He was doing ok until a two months, when he relapsed (again), but ended up going septic and is in the hospital. He is due to be released soon and has asked us to help him get on suboxone. He wasn't clean when he went into the hospital and they have kept him on fentanyl patches to avoid him going into detox. He has done detox programs, rehabs, you name it. Other than getting it of the street on his own, he has never been on a suboxone maintenance program. I am to the point, where if he can hold down a job on suboxone maybe he can at least keep himself off the street. WebMD says most experts agree that chronic opiate addicts need counseling and maintenance drugs ... possibly for life. We're looking for any one else's experiences with suboxone.
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