Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Scourge

As I write I am selfish. I write what is in me, I write to make myself feel better, I write to organize my thoughts and I write to re-enforce my changing beliefs about addiction. Writing is hard but it is therapeutic. I have met many, many wise and experienced people dealing with this scourge on humanity. The only way I know to repay this debt is to offer my assistance to others suffering.

I have my e-mail posted on our blog for that reason. I want to be open and truly appreciative to others that have supported and helped us so much. With that, others write me and I only wish I had something tangible to offer, but in our experience, support is all that can be offered and it is actually what is most appreciated. In that vein of thought I have another hurting parent that has joined us and I think she may need some support with her struggle.

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9 comments:

Mom of Opiate Addict said...

Thank you so much for posting my blog and you are right, I do need support. It seems there can never be enough support in this journey that we all go through with our addicted loved ones. I find comfort reading your blog and welcome any comments on mine. I am so happy that I finally go online and found the blogs that I have, it has already helped me in the past week to feel stronger and not so alone. Thanks again and I hope you have a wonderfully peaceful trip:)

Gledwood said...

I know I probably said this before but I cannot imagine how it must feel to have offspring drowning in the morass of drug-addiction. It was bad enough having a partner who was using and crying "I don't want you to die". But I was using heroin as well. What anaesthetic do you have?

Dad and Mom said...

Gledwood, Until I went thru it there was no way I could imagine something hurting so bad. I have suffered thru my father dying of cancer, Mom's mother dying of cancer. But to see you own kid lost in this world, it is the hardest thing I have ever been thru. At least my father and mother-in-law fought to sty alive, my son for a while I couldn't even see him doing that.

hannah said...

My heart is sinking...not another one. Scourge, indeed. Thanks for the link and all the support you have been offering me on my blog. You are an amazing couple. Enjoy your vacation, it is so well deserved.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Thanks for introducing us to another parent who is going through this hell. Its sad discover how many of us are out there, but comforting to have the support and encouragement of each other. You have helped me SO MUCH.

clean and crazy said...

you are tangible and you are not selfish, it often feels selfish when we start to take care of ourselves on every level, physically, emotionally and spiritually. you cannot help others if you don't help yourself first. and you sir are NOT a selfish person.

Tall Karen said...

It is in giving that we receive. Your story has hope and sometimes hope is all we need to get through another day.

Laura said...

Have a wonderful time on your break. My husband and I took a 4 day vacation to Table Rock and it was relaxing- but we got a few upsetting calls from our son in jail. He was being picked on and having his food stolen. In some ways, I really don't care because I want him to suffer. He really is coping so much better than I would ever have anticipated. He is finding religion and I believe that is helping him. Laura

Dad and Mom said...

Laura,

I thought maybe I was the only one that felt like that when my son was in jail. Even felt guilty about it. But I always justified that if you don't like the place don't do the crime. Glad to see I wasn't the only one that felt like that. I don't know if it is right or wrong, but it is what it is.