I'm Lost about what to do

Old 03-12-2014, 09:49 AM
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I'm Lost about what to do

I am just lost about how to help my son. He is an addict. He has a script for the drug that he abuses. Maybe that he needs it in small doses but he abuses it and uses it to escape way too often. He is very resistant to most of what I suggest. Everyone says I should kick him out but as a mother that just isn't that simple. He may be 18 but isn't mature or ready to be out on his own. I want to help him without having to resort to extreme measure but I just don't know where to start.

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Old 03-12-2014, 10:05 AM
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Hi, LK!

I would recommend going to a local Alanon meeting and becoming very familiar with this website. A face-to-face meeting can give you lots of support from folks who have experience with local resources. And SoberRecovery is here for you 24/7 for support and inspiration.

If you haven't been there already, here is a link:

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Old 03-12-2014, 10:12 AM
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Welcome to SR! I'm sure you know that you can't really "do" anything to help him other than setting boundaries for what you'll tolerate from him. He has to want to get clean for himself, no one else can make him want it. I suggest support for you. And regardless if he's "ready" to live on his own, I suggest telling him that if he doesn't clean up his act he'll have to live on his own. It's not pretty watching someone you love destroy themselves with drugs.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:22 AM
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Hi LK,

I hope that your son decides to live a sober life. For you, AlAnon or NarAnon might be a support. And, do check out our Friends & Families forums.
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:06 PM
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Some good advice here - welcome to SR Laura Kay

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