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Old 06-12-2017, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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One of my earliest memories was when my grandmother took me to where my mom was staying, I was taking her some "church" clothes so she would come see me give a speech in a contest I won. I was about 10. When I got there she told me sorry, even if the clothes fit she couldn't come, because she was covered in "poison oak"/meth sores. Of course, I believed her rash story.

Fast forward to January of this year, I noticed my mom was getting these sores again. I asked her what was going on, she said she'd taken a Stacker and it made her feel terrible and whew! she wouldn't do that again. The sores never got better though. She eventually changed her story to it being bug bites that were infected from staying with a friend who had bed bugs. Last month though, my oldest brother was busted for a large amount of meth.

I asked my mom if she'd known he'd been doing it and she admitted she did. She even admitted to smoking it with him once and that she was "so glad when he went to J.'s house" because she didn't want to keep on doing it. I almost believed her. And then my brain connected. Here I am, repeating my 10 year old self and believing that my mother has clear METH SORES due to stacker pill taking bed bugs.

Only it's so, so much worse this time because my babies were in my mother's care at this time. Not constantly, but any was too much. They are safe now, and have been since mid May.

As for me, I am not ok. But I'm still trying to get there.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello lovespcfarmer , and welcome to our corner of recovery. This is a very small and quiet forum, the "regulars" check in about once a week so please don't feel ignored if it takes a few days to get replies to your questions.

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Welcome to SR, lovespcfarmer.
Very sorry about your mom.
I have an alcohol addicted sib. Not the same, I know.
I am hoping you have some support? Friends, family?
This is a great site. Please check out the Friends and Families site. Lots of posts and activity there. There is F and F of Alcoholics, and F and F of substance abusers.
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luvspcfarmer, I hope you find some peace and find your way. I am brand new here. This is my first post. I will keep hunting and pecking and hope these forums help me as well.
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