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Grandson is a full blown addict?

by Wendy

I have been giving my grandson $200/month for the last 2 1/2 years while he has been attending university. He has dropped almost all his courses, and we just discovered he is a full blown addict. He had used drugs as a teen but we thought he had put that behind him.

He just learned to hide it from everyone, Should I continue to send him money when he is out of university but not in any kind of rehabilitation program. He is in total denial and my heart is broken. Would I be just enabling him? Is it ok to send gift certificates to a grocery store instead. I really am at a loss on how to help my daughter deal with this disaster.

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Please consider doing an intervention for your grandson.
by: Debbie Wcker

Dear Wendy,

Your grandson, your daughter and you are in a desperate situation because it sounds like your grandson as a long-term addiction that is getting worse.

The reason I believe it is worsening is because he has had to drop out of college as a result of his drug/alcohol use. That generally means that his addiction is getting total control of him.

Addiction is disease of the brain and changes a good and normal person into someone who will do ANYTHING to get the drug that their brain is convincing them they need. That's where it sounds like your grandson is.

Please work with your daughter and addiction professionals and do an intervention with him. An intervention tries to break his denial and get him into the treatment and recovery meetings that he needs.

Any money or gift cards you give him allows him to keep using. He must feel the FULL consequences of his drug use in order for him to begin to realize that drug addiction is not worth the pain and depravity it causes.

Good Luck, and I will pray for you and your family,


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