I just finished Beautiful Boy. This book should be a required read while in treatment. If I could have been given this insight into the pain of parents with an addicted child;long ago maybe I would have gotten clean. Who knows? Im clean now and have been for quiet alot of years. My parents saved my life by not giving up on me. Had they gone the "tough love" route I might be dead. I think I remember at least 13 treatment centers. Hazelden being one of the many. The bottom line for me was just being done, enough. Im now almost fifty, have a rewarding job, and a great family. I have even stopped smoking cigarettes. I did not come out of this long nightmare unscathed. I ended up with Hep c. Im doing very well though and Im alive and happy. Thanks
Hi Ann, Thanks for the reply. The thing I remember most is knowing that my parents loved me and was there to help (longterm treatment) if I was done. For myself it was longer treatment that helped me the most. I feel for a person who has been addicted for years such as I was, it takes along time to get it together. My parents did tell me it was their last straw. If I didn't get the help they were offering me it would be up to me alone. They too were done. I hope this helps. Take good care. You deserve it. By the way I had forgotten my password so I am now Jane'o instead of ibme.