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My son has a heroin addiction?

by Sandra
(Dallas, Texas)

I have a 25 year old son who has been a heroin addict on and off for the last 7 years, and has a baby on the way.

I need to know how to deal with and help my son. His girlfriend and I both need to know the right way to help him. We have been through withdrawal starting over so many times I feel I need help to help him.

I live in the 75254 area North Dallas. I would like to attend some Christian based meetings?

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Terrible Disease
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Sandra,

Your son is suffering from a terrible disease that has completely taken over his brain. Drug addiction is a disease that changes the brain so that the addict has only ONE focus, getting the drug he thinks his brain needs.

Another terrible fact about opiate addiction is that, left untreated, it is a fatal disease. Your son has withdrawal because his brain, changed by addiction, is motivating him to get the drug. Your son's body and brain are fighting against him, which is why addiction is such a difficult disease to treat.

There is hope, an intervention, done correctly, can help. There are MANY resources in North Dallas to help you. Many churches in your area offer a program called Celebrate Recovery which is an outstanding program for the addict and the family which helps everyone understand and deal with addiction recovery.

A program I would recommend for your son is Teen Challenge for adult men. This is a marvelous program that is likely to help your son if he is willing to go.

Finally, I would call your doctor or local ER and find a good treatment center and have them help you with an intervention. He needs to FULLY understand the ramifications of his actions and then everyone must STOP supporting his addiction in anyway. Detachment can be an extremely effective tool for getting him to go into treatment.

Good Luck and may God Bless you and your family!

Debbie


Recovered user
by: Anonymous

I am a 24 Year old female who was addicted to prescription pain pills for about 2 years. The guilt was overwhelming. My family pushed my in the right direction to get treatment and I was extremely successful for over a year now. I think a big reason people stay on drugs is fear of what life will be like after. If I ever would have known how much easier and better life would have been, I would have sought help much sooner. Don't give up!

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