My name is Sue and this blog is for anyone who has ever had a loved one or even a friend who has a drug addiction or is in recovery for any amount of time. Drug addiction is one of the largest cause of death in the United States it is not racist and does not discriminate in any way shape or form . I have a 21 year old son who is 18 months in recovery but prior to that happening I lived in a continual nightmare that I thought I would never wake up from. I constantly felt like I was holding my breath and waiting to to be able to breathe again. I felt all alone with no one to talk to about the problem because how can you tell people your child is a drug addict and all the horrible things he does due to it without them looking at you like you have grown another head in front of them or they have such an expression sympathy for you you want to crawl in a whole because you are so ashamed . I never wanted anyone to feel the way I did that is why I have started this blog.
This is blog is to encourage people and let people express how they feel. Please no negative responses toward others . The drug addict is not the only one affected by the drug addiction everyone they come into contact with at any point during there addiction is affected in one way or another . The one thing I needed to learn was to seperate myself and it was not something I truly was ever able to do during the whole time it took place. I had to learn to forgive myself as well as him for all the things that ocurred during that time period. As with the addict it is a day by day recovery one were you feel like you are holding your breath