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My Son's Personality Changed For The Worse After He Became Drug Free 
Why didn't I get the same son back after he successfully got off drugs? He's very different personality then he was BEFORE his addiction. I feel like …

My 19 Year Old Son Has Admitted to Smoking Pot and Doing LSD but Says he's Not Addicted and Is Careful With it.  
I have been the only parent in my son's life for the last 17 years. I met my husband 6 years ago and we became a blended family 2 years ago when we got …

"My 25 year old son is Addicted to Heroin" 
My son is addicted to Heroin. He has been using opiates since he was 16. Recently I helped him check into a detoxification unit. He walked out after being …

My 40 Year Old Daughter Is an Addict. I Don't Know What To Do Anymore.  
My 40 year old daughter has struggled with drugs and alcohol for many years, since she was 20. I just don't know what to do anymore. There was a period …

My Drug Addicted 21 Year Old Daughter Is Spiraling Out of Control  
My 21 year old daughter has been shooting up painkillers and now is doing Meth. She has been having drug problems off an on since she was 14. She has a …

My Son is Addicted to Marijuana. How Can I Help Him See the Destruction He is Leaving Behind? 
My Son is 24 years old. He started smoking pot in his teens, the rehab place told us he had to be using other drugs in order for them to help. Since …

My Son Is Addicted to Drugs and Is Stealing, Selling, Lying and Ripping People Off. 
My 17 yr old son is addicted to drugs. He steals from us and his own grandparents. He steals from his own friends homes. He has been caught selling, My …

My Son Is a Drug Addict: Help Please I Am Begging!! 
My 19 year old son is addicted to drugs and is an alcoholic! He moved out about 2 weeks ago! I know he is by law an adult but he is in no way shape or …

My 26 yr Old-Step Son Is an Alcoholic and We Seem Not To Be Able To Help Him.  
He almost died 9 months ago with alcoholic poisoning and alcohol induced hepatitis and . was in the hospital for 6 weeks and went to rehab for one week. …

My Drug Addicted Daughter Hospitalized and Won't Quit.  
My daughter is 24 years old and has 2 beautiful girls; ages 13 months and 4years old and they have different fathers. She married out of high school and …

19 Year Old Daughter Is Smoking Marijuana. Her Behavior and Personality Changed Dramatically! 
I have been suspecting for quite a while that she was on something, because she changed a lot. She used to be caring, loving ... now she turned into a …

My Daughter's Alcohol Dependency is Complicated By Borderline Personality Disorder 
My daughter is 32 years old and has struggled mentally since about the age of 11. She always was more of a problematic child, with a 'make me' attitude …

My 19 Year Old Son Got a Prescription for Marijuana and He Has No Illness. How Do I Handle This? 
What do you do when your 19 year old son says that there is nothing wrong with pot? And doesn't acknowledge he has a problem? My son was kicked out of …

Parents Don't Agree About Letting Daughter Move Back Home. She Has A Drug Problem and Refuses To Get Help 
My husband wants to allow our almost 20 year old daughter to move back home. My 14 year old daughter and I do not want her to move back. She has a drug …

18 Year Old Daughter Is Doing Cocaine and Left Home 
My daughter is 18 years old. She has gotten in 3 car accidents with 3 different cars in a matter of 8 days. I asked her if she was doing drugs because …

My Drug Addicted Daughter Loves Her Drugs More Than Her Kids. How Do I Handle This? 
My daughter is addicted to opana and so is her boyfriend. They lost custody of their children who are 1 and 3 months old. The boyfriend's parents have …

What To Do With an Alcoholic Son? 
My son went in the Navy in 2007. He recently got out after 4 years of a 5 year term. He went to alcohol treatment twice, including a 30 day treatment …

My Daughter is Committing Suicide a Little Every Day Due To Her Drug Addiction. How Can Anyone Handle This? 
I know that I enable by giving her rides, mainly to keep her from where we live in senior housing, I give her food (cooked, so I know she eats, and she …

My 19 Year Old Son Says He is Addicted to Smoking Pot and is Depressed. He Says I Don't Help Him and I Should Have Known What He Was Doing. 
My son is 19 and for the past 2 years has suffered from depression made worse by smoking pot daily. He was on medication for less than 3 months but stopped …

My Daughter Now Buys Suboxone Off the Street 
I am so beside myself, I am drinking because I am so sad, I am not much of a drinker but I am so sad and so scared. I have an only child, daughter who …

My Drug Addicted Daughter Relapsed From Heroin Again. Should I Pay Her Rent If She Agrees To Get Treatment?  
My daughter is 22 and has been using heroin on and off for 3 years. A few months ago she relapsed and I agreed to pay her rent while she got intensive …

Is It Wrong That I Paid For My 20 Yr Old Daughter's Methadone Treatment While She Is in Inpatient Rehab?? 
I told my story here before (My 20 yr Old Daughter is Addicted to Heroin. I Want to Help Her But She Has to Also Want to Help Herself. Where Do I Start?) …

Punishment and Grounding For My Drunk 17 Year Old 
My 17 year old came home drunk and I don't know how to punish him for this kind of behaviour. He does know that it certainly isn't acceptable. I also have …

My 29 Year Old Daughter Is Addicted to Vicodin 
My daughter is addicted to prescription drugs mainly vicodin. She gets them from my husband who legally gets them from his doctor because he has a disease …

My Drug Addicted 27 yr Old Step Daughter is Destroying My Marriage.... 
Brief summary: We will call my step daughter Angel. Angel's birth mother died of AIDs when she was 3yrs old. I met her father soon after ... we joined …

My Drug Addicted Son is Out of Control and Blames Me (Mom) for Everything. 
He had been doing so well with a great job. But relapse came. I don't know if it was having money to buy drugs, or the stress of working long hours (a …

Just Want To Talk - It Never Stops Does It?! My Son and His Addiction To Pain Pills 
I've been reading these pages for a couple of months and realizing things are pretty bad. No local help that doesn't involve Jesus and church and my face. …

We Just Discovered Our Daughter Has a Drug Problem. What Do I Do Now? 
My husband (let's go with John) and his wife (let's go with Jane) got divorced about 13 years ago. They had a daughter together (let's go with Susan). …

My Son is a Heroin Addict. I Can't Stop Crying.  
I awoke to feel the deepest lose of my life, again. I think a little piece of me dies every time I see him. He has been an addict for 10 years. My son …

Adult Children (Using Marijuana Daily) and Interference from a Grandparent 
I have two grown sons, one graduating from high school and one in college. Both are using marijuana every day. When I initially found out, I tried communication, …

26 Year Old Son Addicted to Weed Can't Control His Temper 
I have a 26 year old son living with me, he is badly addicted to weed. He had to come back when work stopped and he could not afford his rented place. …

My 19 Yr Old Step Daughter Has a Baby and Smokes Pot . Refuses To Obey House Rules  
19 yr old female returned home with baby after boyfriend physically beat her. Now boyfriend has returned and she sneaks him in house after parents are …

My Son Has Admitted to Being an Alcoholic But Thinks He Can Conquer The Disease Without AA 
My son seems to blame pride for not wanting to go to AA meetings but pride is going to cause him to lose his precious family. He's been to a few AA meetings …

Our Son is Using and Selling Drugs: Want to Help But He Won't Talk to Us 
My son went to visit friends and never called or came home. We got in touch with him and he was so casual talking and asked us what was wrong. I told him …

My 17 Year-Old Son Comes Home Drunk Almost Every Week-end. Where Can I Find Help? 
I believe he is smoking marijuana. Drinking is becoming a more serious problem. Almost every week end and sometimes during week days, he comes home drunk. …

My Son is a Drug Addict. We've Done All We Can To Help. What's Left? 
My drug addicted son has lost his whole family - wife and kids. He has no job, been to jail (probably going back), or is going to take his life - if someone …

24 YO Son Sober After 2 DUIS Now Starting To Drink Again Not rated yet
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My Son Has a Drinking Problem, When Is Enough, Enough? Tough Love; Is It the Final Answer? Not rated yet
My 20 year old son has a drinking problem. I found out when he was around 16 that he had been secretly drinking. When I discovered this, I talked to him. …

He Wants To Move Back In After His 3rd Rehab. Not rated yet
My son just finished his 3rd rehab for heroin addiction. Says he's doing great, even got a job. He wants to move back in to "save money for an apartment". …

My Drug Addicted Son Is Spiraling Out of Control. I Am Afraid for His Life. What do I do? Not rated yet
He is now gambling with borrowed monies and with a woman who is also using. I am paying his cell phone bill until he gets a job so I can stay in contact …

My 22yr Old Daughter Is Doing Cocaine Not rated yet
My daughter is 22yrs old and is doing drugs; cocaine, she is also denying it to me but not her siblings. She lives at home with me and 2 of her siblings, …

My 21 Yr Old Son Is in Jail Again and Asked His Father if He Could Live With Him When He His Released From Jail. Not rated yet
My son (21) is in jail and is a convicted felon. He has had issues with drugs/alcohol since thirteen. Yes, he's had many opportunities : went to a long-term …

My 23 Year Old Son Has Brought Pot Into Our Home - What to do? Not rated yet
My 23 year old son has brought pot into our home when he knows that I am not in agreement and has previously agreed not to do so: Here is a summary …

We Had To Ask Our Son and His Wife to Move Out. My Son Is a Drug Addict and His Wife Has Done Drugs as Well.  Not rated yet
They both have been lying to me and my husband since they have arrived, the last straw was when my son stole a check from us and cashed it. They were asked …

My Daughter Has a Boyfriend Addicted to Drugs and He Beats Her. How Do I Handle this? Not rated yet
My daughter is 20 yrs old. She is involved in drugs and she met this 25 yr old guy that is very addicted to drugs and when he doesn't have it he puts her …

How Long Should We As Parents Provide Financial Help To a Son Who Has an Alcohol Problem, Lies and Has Job Problems? Not rated yet
Our son is 37 years old and we have been helping him financially since he lost one job about 6 years ago. He has held various low paying jobs since then …

My Daughter's Drug Abuse Is Progerssing! How Do I Get Her to Accept Treatment? Not rated yet
Hi, My sixteen yr old daughter has ran away from home and living with other families for 4 months now. Originally she was still somewhat responsible still …

I Want To Stop Enabling My Alcoholics. Not rated yet
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I Don't Know If My Son Has a Drinking Problem, How Can I Help Him if He Is an Alcoholic? Not rated yet
He is 23 works at a full time job and will start college soon (again). Let me start at the beginning. He has medical problems, that we have been trying …

My 24 Year Old Son Was In Rehab For Heroin a Little Over a Year Ago and Is Still Very Mean  Not rated yet
I have three children. My oldest is 24 years old and the only one who has been difficult since the age of 12. He has had alcohol and drug issues through …

Should I Pay for Recovering Addict Son's Counseling Sessions? Not rated yet
My 28 year old son is a recovering heroin addict. He came out of a 28 day rehab last June. His rehab counselor told my husband to watch for signs of …

My Daughter's Boyfriend Is Addicted to Drugs. But She Doesn't See How Toxic He Is For Her Not rated yet
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My Son is an Alcoholic and Tells Lies. What can I do? Not rated yet
My Son calls me in the middle of the night drunk and rambling about things that aren't true. He tries to cause trouble among the family with lies. He makes …

What Do I Do With My 20 Year Old Daughter Stuck on Meth? Not rated yet
My daughter is a mother to a 7 month old girl, and is in love with a 37 year old whom is a womaniser with 4 other women, all with 7 or 8 month old babies. …

My 24 yr Old Daughter Is a Drug Addict and We Don't Have the Money or Insurance to Get Her Help Not rated yet
Just yesterday, my daughter pretended to break into our house, busted her Father's safe open and stole his prescription. He got a text from the pharmacist …

How Can I Make My Daughter See That Alcohol Is Taking Control of Her Life? Not rated yet
My 33 year old daughter and 4 year old grandaughter moved back in with us because she said she was finding it hard to "make ends meet". I was fine with …

How Do I Help My Drug Addict Daughter and 18 Month Old Grandbaby? Not rated yet
My 26 year old daughter is a drug addict. She has been kicked out of every shelter and free rehab in town. She is now living in an apartment that her sister …

Is My Daughter Doing Drugs? Not rated yet
My daughter is a meth addict. To most people she seems fine now, but since I have never used drugs or been around anyone who does until now, I am constantly …

18 Yr Old Son With a DUI Conviction Coming Home From College To Friends Who Encourage Drinking and Such Not rated yet
How do I handle this situation? My son was arrested 2 days before going away to college. His friends here at home are HUGE partiers. My son has been …

My 24 Year Old Daughter Is Addicted to Meth & Zanabars, What do we do ?? Not rated yet
My 24 year old daughter (Toni) is addicted to Meth & stays up 3 weeks at a time doing meth & then takes Zanabars to sleep!! She has 3 children, she lost …

I Think One Of Our Boys Could Be Heading For His 3rd DUI, a Felony In This State Not rated yet
One of our boys, at age of about 18 was arrested along with one of his friends at the time for breaking and entering. At the age of 21 while living with …

Our Daughter Has a Problem With Alcohol and Has 3 Small Children. What Do We Do? Not rated yet
Our daughter moved in with her boyfriend 4 years ago when she was pregnant with her 3rd child. He is an alcoholic who drinks every night after he comes …

My 22 Year Old Daughter Is Addicted To Alcohol Not rated yet
My 22 year old daughter graduated from college in May and moved back home. She has struggled with depression in the past and I discovered after a couple …

My 40 Year Old Daughter Is an Alcoholic and Is Losing Her Family. What Can I Do? Not rated yet
She has had a drinking problem for a couple of years but now it is out of control. She was in rehab at a county rehab for 8 weeks. She got out last Thursday …

How Do I Help My 18 Year Old Nephew Get Into Treatment With No Insurance? Not rated yet
My 18 year old nephew overdosed a few days ago for the third time. He admits to smoking pot everday but goes on benders where he drinks, and takes both …

My Huband Wants To Take a Leave of Absence From Work and Go to Arizona to Be With His Alcoholic Daughter To Try To Help Her Stop Drinking. Not rated yet
My stepdaughter is 25 years old and lives in Arizona. We live in Minnesota. My husband wants to take a leave from work and go live there with her. I …

19 Year Old Step-Son Seems To Have A Drug Problem Not rated yet
My 19 yr old stepson thinks its ok to do drugs once in awhile. I have found pipes and empty beer cans in his room. When confronted, he doesn't understand …

25 Year Old Druggie Step-Daughter Is Ruining Our Life At Home. How Do We Kick Her Out?  Not rated yet
My 25 year old step daughter is a renal patient so she goes to dialysis 3 days a week. She did have her Moms kidney, but it died after 10 years due to …

My 23 Year Old Son Smokes Pot, and It Is Making Him Lazy and Disrespectful  Not rated yet
I am a single mom trying to take care of my family. I lost my husband about a year ago, before that my son was unemployed and collected unemployment. Since …

My Daughter and Boyfriend of 6 years Are on Heroin. What Can I Do to Help Them? Not rated yet
My daughter and boyfriend do heroin - they have 2 young children. For about 5 years they moved to a place where they were involved in a methadone clinic, …

My Daughter's Drug Addiction is Sooo OUT of Control. The Whole Family Is at a Loss, What do we do? Not rated yet
My daughter Christine is almost 23 years old, she is a heroin addict for almost 3 years. She has been in rehab 3 times, the last was this past May. The …

My Daughter Is in Rehab and We Have Custody of Her Children. Now She Wants Contact What Do We Do? Not rated yet
My 37 yr. old daughter lost custody of her two children. The 4 year old is going to be adopted and we have the 15 year old with us. My daughter is in out-patient …

My Drug Addicted Son Is Out of Control. How Do I Handle This? Not rated yet
My son is 34 years old and lives overseas, thus I am very far away from him. I can't be sure that he is using cocaine, but all signs are there and some …

My Eldest Son is Addicted to Weed and Maybe More. What Do I Do About Him In My Will? Not rated yet
I have three children two boys and a girl. My eldest son is addicted to smoking weed and maybe more I just don't know. He gets jobs then loses them because …

I Just Found Out My 20 Year Old Son is Addicted to Heroin. Help! I Can't Stop Crying. Not rated yet
My son has been shooting heroin for the past 3 months. I found his needles and confronted him and now he is in rehab. He says he was trying to quit but …

Can I Protect My 19 Year Old From Failure Not rated yet
I have written before about my 19 year old son's drinking problems. He has had 8 drinking related arrests in the last 15 months. FINALLY he is on probation …

My Drug Addicted Daughter Is Out Of Control. Not rated yet
I have a 32 year old daughter who has been using meth/cocaine for several years. I can't be sure exactly how many years I just know she has lost custody …

My 17 Yr Old Son Smokes Weed Everyday & Comes Home Higher Than a Kite. Basicially He Is On Another Planet Not rated yet
My son is 17 & for awhile had turned over a new leaf but now he is right back into smoking weed & he seems very addicted to it. We just had a fight about …

18 Year Old Son Relapses on Drugs After Dating a Stripper Not rated yet
My 18 year old son has relapsed by snorting bath salts or synthetic cocaine. They are legally sold in smoke shops but are worse than meth. Previously he …

My Son is 20 and Ever Since the Age of 14 Has Been Stealing From the House for Drugs Not rated yet
My son is 20 years old and ever since the age of 14 has changed from a lovable likeable bright lad to someone we don't even recognise. He started mixing …

How To Confront My Son Whom I Think Is Addicted to Pain Pills? Not rated yet
I just found out today that my son may have an addiction to pain pills, but I'm not sure since he may be getting them for his wife whom I know has a problem. …

My College Kids and Their Friends Say They Cannot Become Addicted Not rated yet
Please respond to these College kids defence for the use of drugs and alcohol. My son, daughter, and many of their college friends go to the hookha bar …

My Son Has Gone Into Treatment For His Alcohol and Marijuana Addiction, But He Tells Me Its Not a Good Place. What Do I Do?? Not rated yet
My 25 year old son is an addict,(alcohol/weed). Apparently its gone on for years, but I just found out over the last 6 months the depth of his addiction. …

At A Loss Of What To Do Regarding My Son's Drinking and Irresponsible Behavior Not rated yet
I have written before about the current demise of my 19 year old son and his bad decisions to drink and the severe legal consequences he has had to deal …

My 22 Year Old Son Lives at Home and Admits He Is an Alcoholic. Not rated yet
My son is 22, lives at home, works, and is taking on-line classes. We found out several years ago when my husband and I came home from vacation that he …

How To Kick Your 22 Year Old Son Out Of The House Because of His Black-Out Drinking For Weeks At a Time? Not rated yet
My son drinks to get fully loaded and to pass out. He does this for 4-5 days and then takes a break and detoxes at a hospital. He then stays sober for …

How To Change My Son's Mind About Drugs?? Not rated yet
My son at 17 started smoking pot. We talked but he never listened. At 19 he was stopped by Police, and was found to be DUI by alcohol. Six months later …

My Daughter is 28 and Out of Control. Using Hard Core Drugs and Living Without Any Responsibility Not rated yet
I need help and advice so badly. My daughter is now 28. She lives with me but spends most of her nights with her boyfriend. I have spent the last 6 …

My Alcoholic Son Is Out OF Control, How Do I Handle This? Not rated yet
My son is married, has 2 children living at home, his wife is there also. My son quit drinking for 3 years and then his older brother passed away in front …

No Where To Turn Not rated yet
My daughter started out saying that she was smoking pot for medicinal purposes. She was diagnosed with Epilepsy and a possible Auto Immune Problem. At …

My 20 yr Old Daughter is Addicted to Heroin. I Want to Help Her But She Has to Also Want to Help Herself. Where Do I Start? Not rated yet
I have had problems with her "Bad" choices since high school. Not just drugs, the friends she chooses to hang out with, she is lazy, not stable, has no …

19 Year Old Son Won't Admit He Has a Drinking Problem Not rated yet
My son just completed his freshman year of college. His "fun" started before a year ago before he graduated high school when he got his first public intox. …

My Fear is That My Daughter is Addicted to Pain Killers Not rated yet
I know for a fact that my 23 year old daughter is snorting pain pills. She is not aware that I know. We as a family are going to confront her this weekend. …

Who Can Help With a Son who is Alcoholic and Increasingly Violent? Not rated yet
Son is 40, alcoholic for 22 years, physically violent, living with parents who are in their mid-seventies. Dad has heart problems, mum has multiple health …

I Don't Think the Treatment My Daughter is Getting for Her Addiction to Painkillers is Working. What can I do? Not rated yet
My ex-husband was an alcoholic for over a decade before he died of the disease. I've seen the ups and downs. My daughter who is in her 30's became addicted …

My Son Has Been Drinking a Bottle of Vodka Almost Every Night. I Know He Smokes Too Not rated yet
My Son has been drinking a bottle of Vodka almost every night - I know he smokes the other stuff as well and I been told he take other people prescriptions …

16 Year Old Daughter In Love With a Drug Addict. What do I do? Not rated yet
I am not sure how to approach this scenario as a parent. My beautiful, bright sixteen year old daughter has been seeing a boy her age who has been known …

My 22 Year Old Son's Alcohol Abuse is Out of Control, But He Doesn't Think He Has a Problem. Should We Make Him Move Out? Not rated yet
My 22 year old son has a 10 month old baby and he is embattled in a difficult custody case over him. His ex girlfriend (they broke up shortly after she …

My Daughter-in-Law Called Telling Me My (step) Son Has a Drinking Problem and Needs Help Not rated yet
My daughter-in-law called begging that I keep her confidence and not tell anyone yet, including my wife, about his increasing use of alcohol. She revealed …




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