When a person in your life has a drug addiction not only does it affect every area of their life it affects every area of their loved ones lives as well. Loving a drug addict and dealing with their issues and them in general is not a part time thing or a sometime thing it consumes every moment of you . Every second your wondering where they are, who are they with, and what are they doing all these things are running through your mind like an olympic athlete continually keeping you exhausted and unable to breathe life into your own body. The constant dealings of having a drug addict in your life over laps into every other area of your life as well. Work, school ,relationship with friends, your other children and most of all your significant other. Unfortunately all the stress and anguish becomes anger and bottled up frustration and confusion that is not taken out on the person it should be The Addict no its in all the the areas and people in our lives that it overlaps into that we vent out at. The addict doesn’t see the destruction of the lives he/she are destroying outside themselves they are like a skipping child with no cares at all living in their own little world feeding their downward spiral. However when their addiction is not being fed it is all your fault and you are the one being attack from them causing even more issues in all overlapping areas of your life.
While the world was falling apart for me as I watched my son become engulfed within his addiction . I often did nothing but die a little each day myself his addiction was killing me just as slowly as it was killing him but just in a different way . I turned inward pushing the overlapping areas of my life away not wanting to talk or be around others . However my overlapping areas wouldn’t let me do that even if it was a short text a message ,a message on my voicemail or persistant person refusing to be casted away everyday someone reached out not even knowing why I was so sad and the situation that was going on. My overlapping areas where my support and my only strength some days.
Whereas I was not grateful at that time I so am now looking back on it. If you are in a situation were you have a drug addict in your life especially if it your child allow the overlapping areas of your life be a support system to you .They don’t need to know the details of things taking place just let them be your strength when you can not be your own.