Tonight on The Cleaner, A&E 10 pm EST - this week is about a surgeon that is an addict. I saw previews for this and it looks powerful. I must keep stressing enough that every time I watch this show I learn something that I find powerful enough to use in my own life. Even though I am finally at a stage that I am taking care of myself, my passion against addiction is still alive. I never stop learning and even if though I can't help my sons, I can always use my experience and knowledge to help someone else. The more I learn, the more I can share with others. Where would we all be if we just stopped totally, not learning anything else about all this or sharing any more? We would again all be alone, with just our addicts, still not knowing which way to turn.
Rosena, I also watch these programs and always learn something new myself. My sisters drug is heroin. She has lived with my family and I 3 times and each time leaves because she'd rather go back to using. Once again she is financially in a jam and wants to come back swearing things will be different and that I am the only one that can help her. I know the guilt trip she uses on me, we've been through it before. I even had her committed for a few days after a half-hearted suicide attempt a month ago. I love her and have tried everything to help her over the past 2 year. When she has stayed with us she doesn't follow the rules and everything revolves around her and her problems. Very depressing. I even went back to work part-time after 14 yrs as a stay at home mom to get my mind off her 24/7 and be around other people. I love it and dont want to step backwards into her problems again. I dont know what to do, but talking does seem to help and I thank you all for your posts and sharing your stories. It can get pretty lonely in the world of addiction and this site has provided alot of support. Thank you.
Next Tuesday, after the actual drama show aires, there is a one hour interview with the man behind The Cleaner, Warren Boyd. This is the man the show is based on and carefully watched by so that it remains true to life. Next week's show is about a 13 year old meth addict. Another powerful episode followed up with a powerful interview with the real man! A&E - 10pm and 11pm EST! I hope you watch it! I am honest when I say I learn something every time!