drug addict....my daughter?

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Registered: 12-17-2011
drug addict....my daughter?
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Sat, 12-17-2011 - 6:39pm

she's 25 years old.

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Registered: 04-07-2003
Sat, 12-17-2011 - 9:46pm

First of all, welcome here.

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Registered: 12-17-2011
Mon, 12-19-2011 - 11:29pm

Leslie,

Thank you for your welcome and your words of advice.

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Registered: 04-07-2003
Tue, 12-20-2011 - 9:08am
When I think of my only child, my daughter, being in this situation, it scares me to death. I can only imagine how difficult it is for you and your husband. In AA they tell us "if you can't help someone up, then help them down." Sometimes it seems that we are instructed to do the opposite of what we are naturally inclined to do - help, assist, bail out, talk, beg... all these things do nothing to get someone to stop drinking or using. It is when the consequences of their actions begin to pile up that there is a chance the person will seek help. Keep going to meetings. Al-Anon is just as good as Narc-anon (IMHO), and you may need to try several meetings before you find one that gives you support and practical suggestions you need. It is about getting out of the problem and into the solution! God bless and keep coming back here. I will remind you that you are not alone!
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Registered: 06-30-2002
Wed, 12-21-2011 - 9:31am

My fiance is going through the very same thing with his 36 year old addict son.


 


"OMG, I got engaged, the world will never be the same!...."


&nbs

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Registered: 12-28-2007
Sun, 01-08-2012 - 8:49pm

She is only furious with you because she can not come across as the "good girl" anymore and you know her secrets..you didn't do anything wrong...you were reading texts in a phone that she left there...and you had an obvious concern for her well being.

Missy