My 22-year old daughter has been addicted to Heroin for about 2-years now. I have confronted her, her boyfriend sells the stuff. She was a strong, vital, healthy, loving family girl. She seems so powerless, no self esteem, isolated from her old friends. She is a Mother, and they do not live at home with us. She has a hard time discussing it with me, although she now will speak to me in a round about way. I know she is ashamed, and has a sense of guilt the only emotions she seems to have left. I wish her boyfriend would just disappear, or get in trouble with the law. It's the worst feeling in the world for a parent. It also seems that their are so many young people in this day and age that is addicted to this self-induglent, life sucking, evil drug. I wish she would let us help her, there is always hope for any parent going through such a horrible time with this paralizing drug that make great children, become crippled children.
Beth, mother of a drug-addict.