Since he's been in The Center I've not worried so much about him. He is safe, has shelter over his head, food to eat and people making sure he stays clean. Sounds good doesn't it, so what is there to worry about?
I know my son is a social butterfly always has been. He loves people. He loves having friends. Losing his so called "friends" from his drug days won't be easy for him. He needs to never contact them. Otherwise it will only trigger the bad habits and need for drugs. I know that he was in contact with a couple of these so called friends this week, through the internet. So, it worries me. He has come so far from the dark side. He's got two jobs, beginning to pay off his fines, he's taking care of business and clean for a few months, now. So, why would the first chance he gets would he contact them?
He and I have discussed this issue before. That he will need to lose all contact with these so called friends and get new friends. It was obvious, after this week that he isn't ready to do that. Why did he contact them? I know that he has made friendships with some of the guys at The Center and I know that he has made new friendships at his jobs. He has mentioned how excited he is about these new friendships. So, I am not sure why he felt the need to contact these old friends.
Dad says if he gets back with associating with these bad friends, there is nothing we can do about it. It is what it is! We have done our part. It is up to our son to stay clean do the right things. I know that Dad is right, and only time will tell how this all turns out. My hope is that our son will start relying on his new friendships and let the past bad friendships, be just that, in the past. And I need to try and not to worry so much . . .