August 4, 2013

This Mom Sums it Up Well:

A  blog friend wrote this the other day and I think many of us who've been on this journey were nodding our heads in agreement as we read it.

The bottom line for dealing with any addict is that there is nothing you can do to make them stop, they will only stop when they are ready.  Oh - and there is also nothing you can do to make them ready, trust me I tried and watched for 5 years and my son didn't stop until it was his idea.

Here is her post:  "I am powerless over my son's addiction".


Peace, Hope and Love, Barbara

July 22, 2013

Welcome, or Welcome Back

I had this blog off-line for a long time.  I've gotten a few requests recently to put it back up so here I am.  I don't know how often I will write, but I will answer any comments left on old posts and try to write at least once a week or so.

During the last five years the most valuable part of my journey through this hell of parenting an addict has been the support, wisdom and care of the blog community.  I want to still be here for other parents.

Currently Keven has almost a year clean from heroin and meth (as of 8/24/13).  Its been a long year.  There have been ups and downs but way more ups.  He's working full time, making car payments.  Living like a "normie" in most aspects.

Every now and then I suspect something is up.  My gut reaction will kick in and think the worst.  But as of today nothing has happened other than a few one time bad choices.  This is why living One Day at a Time is so crucial.  I'd be a nervous wreck if I thought too far in advance.

Thanks for checking out this blog....there's a lot here from time gone by.  I still have a little book with the names of all the parents and addicts that I "pray for" daily.  Never a day goes by without me thinking of them.

Peace, Hope and Love, Barbara
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