What can I do for my adult son who is shooting meth?
(Osage Beach, MO)
My 24yr old son, Jake was in the army for 3 yrs, saw combat in Afghanistan. Started using spice while there. He has been out for 2 years, it has not been good.
Frequently uses spice, but has since moved to shooting meth. Been through 28 day rehab, been to 6 day mental health, has a felony for meth paraphernalia, spent 52 days in jail.
I’m his dad, I’ve been trying to help him for the past two years. Jobs, place to live, help with going to school, vehicles. He is getting worse, seems like every time I help, it sets him back on his feet and things are going better, a female co-user rejoins his life and brings him back down again.
He can do well for small amounts of time, maybe a week, but then falls right back into it. It’s the pattern. He does OK, gets a job, starts functioning normally, then she comes around and within hours of being around him, he’s using again.
She also has similar charges an is 15 yrs his senior. I have called police when he is so stoned he can’t function, i have called p/o many times, i have called 800 hotline for meth addicts, i have called his outpatient rehab counselor. Somehow, he seems to slip past getting caught or getting help…barely.
I feel he is in a rapid downhill spiral to death. I’ve tried emotional support, I’ve tried tough love, I’ve cut him off from financial help, I’ve kicked him out of my house, I’ve taken him to the hospital for detox, I’ve visited him in jail and in mental hospital. I don’t know what more or less i can do for him.
So, there lies the question, from anyone’s experience, what can i do for him so that he doesn’t end up dead from this or committing suicide from the withdraw.