Blogs


Notices

REd Flags

Old 10-14-2011, 11:28 AM
  # 1 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: mays landing nj
Posts: 168
REd Flags

Are there any red flags to look for when you suspect your adult child is using again. I really felt he has been clean for some time and was doing great. Just recently his engagement fell apart and for the first time when I saw him last night I thought "oh no" he's using again. I have been having dreams lately that he was and when I told him about my dream he was very evasive with an answer to my "it's not true is it". I don't mean to sound naive but I have a way of always only see good, or maybe it's just simple denial. Thanks for any answers you may have.
jacksdaughter is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to jacksdaughter For This Useful Post:
litehorse (10-16-2011)
Old 10-14-2011, 11:41 AM
  # 2 (permalink)  
Member
 
cc88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Boston, Ma
Posts: 184
yea the biggest red flag is that you asked about red flags. If you have to ask, if you have a feeling, if you're asking others what they think, 9.9 times out of 10 yes. hes using again.

p.s. im sorry for what you're going through. I realized after that that might have sounded cold. I have a mom who keeps saying to me

"but what if im wrong?! what if hes just tired from working so long?!"

I dont appreciate someone making my mom out to be a fool so my heart goes out to all moms and it makes me almost as upset. Hug.
cc88 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to cc88 For This Useful Post:
litehorse (10-16-2011)
Old 10-14-2011, 12:15 PM
  # 3 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: mays landing nj
Posts: 168
I guess it's true even our dreams seem to tell us what we already know
jacksdaughter is offline  
Old 10-14-2011, 01:31 PM
  # 4 (permalink)  
Member
 
outtolunch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 4,269
On a bad day, I sometimes worry about worrying about red flags, if and when.

I catch myself and stop because my daughter owns her own recovery, or not.

We are all works in progress.
outtolunch is offline  
Old 10-14-2011, 01:38 PM
  # 5 (permalink)  
TMZ
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. Louis, Mo. USA
Posts: 265
Lack of money, sleeping a lot, dilated pulps, drugs on the floor, needle caps, the list go on Kind of depends on drug of choice.

I could always tell his behavior would change, and a few hours later change again. normally a quiet kid, but he would talk a lot and I mean a lot when he was using.

Not sure if is what you were look for.
Sorry your having to deal with the disease too.
TMZ is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to TMZ For This Useful Post:
jacksdaughter (10-17-2011)
Old 10-16-2011, 07:06 AM
  # 6 (permalink)  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: mays landing nj
Posts: 168
Thank you all so much!
jacksdaughter is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:24 PM.