I have a friend he has been clean for about 4 years, he had to get clean because he went to prison, for robbing to get money for drugs.
He has been to all the programs and says he is completely off everything, the problem is he left behind a little girl 7 years old. She lives with her Mom, she talks by phone with him but hasn’t seen him in 4 years. She asks when will he come home and cries. He trys to explain how long it will be. The mom won’t take her to visit him, they are divorced.
Now he gets so upset and it just tears him apart because he feels so guilty because he made a promise to himself and to his lil girl that he would never leave her. I know she doesn’t remember this but he does.
So how can I help him about him breaking his promise to her?? He says although it really hurts him, what he did, that he would never go back to using.
I just want to help him. I know he did wrong but I know you can’t keep beating yourself up over past mistakes. How can I help his little girl and him?