Rehab from substance and alcohol abuse?

by tonya

I went to rehab for substance and alcohol abuse. I’VE been sober for 42 days,today. My addiction started 19yrs ago, when my mother first introduced me to meth.

Since then our relationship has been tore to shreds. 5 days ago my mother entered rehab, this is about the 12th time. I’m about to be homeless, and I thought since we would both be clean, that maybe I could stay with her for a month, she told me that her social worker didn’t think that was a good idea.

But my ex boyfriend is living with her and for money he gets her whatever she needs. she hasn’t spoken about kicking him out. so I feel like once again she’s abandoning me for her addiction.

it really hurts and ultimately I know we may never have a relationship.

am I wrong for feeling that she’s picking the him over me?

Tough Relationship

by: Ned Wicker

Dear Tonya,

I can sure see why you would be hurt by your mother’s action. I also think it’s good you dumped that boyfriend, because he is showing himself to be very selfish and uncaring. Your mom is going to do what she wants to do.

I congratulate you on 42 days of sobriety, that’s super! You can turn to the people at Alcoholics Anonymous for support and guidance, and they will also help you deal with your mother.

Maybe you can find temporary housing, because it is not a good idea for you to live with your mother while she is using. If you have the means to get into treatment, that is always a good choice.

Try to worry less about what your mother is doing and worry more about yourself. Once you are in recovery you can begin to deal with your relationship with your mother. But don’t try to do everything at once. Focus on your recovery as your number one goal.

Good luck!

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