Trying to help my ex-son in law?

by David

My ex son in law has a heavy duty drug problem and he is still a friend. I don't want anything to happen to him so I am looking for meetings for me to learn what to do and what not to do to help him stay off drugs so that my grand kids don't lose there father? So if you can tell me who to contact and where to go I will thank you for the information ......

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Al-anon is your best choice
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear David,

Your ex son-in-law sounds like he has a VERY serious problem and likely needs you in his life. Often addiction is a fatal disease because it attacks the brain of the addict and convinces them they need more and more of the drug to survive when really the reverse is true.

Most attacks loose their entire identity to the drug and become willing to do ANYTHING to get the drugs they believe they need. So staying in his life is critical, but also protecting yourself and family is equally important because you are dealing with someone who cannot ever be trusted with anything until he stops using.

I recommend that you begin to attend Al-non meetings in your area. Al-anon has a huge amount of information and resources for families of addicts and can teach you the do's and don'ts you're looking for.

You can visit their website to find meetings near you:

http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/how-to-find-a-meeting

Good luck,

Debbie


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