I share your pain. I hope you find comfort. I’m sad to say I’ve tried to disconnect emotionally. But, sometimes I get this unbelievable wave of pain. Christmas is coming and my daughter is hanging around some bad, and people. She is an adult and I can’t save her anymore. I ask why myself so many times what have I done wrong. I know it’s not the right thing to do.
I too feel your pain. My daughter thinks her addiction to ice is because her family has abandoned her. I am devastated to say that we have basically put her out on the streets. I have many sleepless nights worrying and praying for her safety. We have done everything possible to get her help, but she flat out refuses to admit she needs any help. She has progressively gotten mentally ill and has called me once a week or so and wears me down into emotionally wearing conversations to tell how much I don’t love her and if I say I cannot talk or discuss her thoughts she says I don’t understand or listen to her. I am emotionally spent and feel the toll on my mind and heart. I will pray for you both and appreciate your prayers as well.
i dont know what to day i have been dealing with my sons alcohol and drug problem for 19 years he is now 33 i have this dread of receiving the phone call of him not be alive that he has overdosed or some other scenario. i am now realizing that i have to step back and let it fall where it may be. i go into complete panic, but i cannot keep on. i am a total wreck. he has gotten so bad that i have to let go. how can i completely let go and let him figure it out.
So sorry that you are having to deal with your son’s addiction. My daughter has finally realized that her family has detached from her problems for her to solve the reasons that she has lost everything. I pray she stays with the program that put herself in...and that her sanity and life is restored. I realized she will not be the same beautiful successful child she once was. All I can do is take one day at a time and wait on God to show the next step. I totally remember giving her up to God. I trust that God loves her and that He can arrange circumstances to bring her to His special plan for her life. Believe me, I tried everything, and nothing helped her. In fact, I probably made things worse. It wasn’t until I completely submitted my daughter into His loving arms that He was able to move in her life and bring her to despair and need for help. Letting go to let God is better. It is a constant reminder, but it is better than struggling. “Struggling” should be the addicts word, not ourd
Beth, mother of a drug-addict.