Addicted Dad

Should I allow my daughter to have contact with her father, whose addicted to heroin? He is in a treatment center again. He has made several attempts to get clean but has failed every time.

Addicted Dad

by: Lynette



This is a hard question to answer. My son is 27 and is a drug addict. He recently was clean for 7 months and then relapsed and ended up in jail, so I can relate to your question.

I think a lot depends on how old your daughter is. I am assuming she’s young because otherwise she would probably make the decision on her own.

I really think this is a question you need to answer yourself or get help to answer it. There is a lot of help out there. First of all, I would highly recommend that you go to Al Anon meetings (they talk about drug addiction, too) if you are not already going.

There you will meet others in the same or similar situation as yourself. I go and it has helped me tremendously! There you may find answers to your questions.

I also see a counselor, talk to my minister and see my physician’s assistant. Get ALL the support you can-it really helps.

Sorry that I really couldn’t answer your question but I hope that I have helped in some way.

Best wishes and I will pray for you-Lynette

By all means yes!

by: Joe H

After ‘dad’ has a minimum of 6 months of complete and verifiable sobriety. Maybe this will help with his motivation to stop being a junkie. This will also force him to decide how important his relationship is with his daughter.

Questions like this make me wonder about mom.

I wonder what social services would recommended?

If the daughter is with dad is she in a safe place?

How much faith and trust do we put in dad?

How many times has dad promised he will quit?

How many times has dad said he will spend some time with his daughter and then didn’t show up?

How will you feel if something goes horribly wrong???

Lots to consider, Joe

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