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I first met the boy who was to be my stepson when he was 12. He was a quiet, cheerful boy who had this conviction that he would be a con-man or street magician. By 15, he hadn't grown out of it. Instead... Read more
This is my first time sharing this story. I'm not in an awful place right now, but not great either. I'm sorry if none of it makes sense, I think it's just helpful for me to share with people who might understand where... Read more
My 23yr old son is struggling with drug addiction. He finally asked for help a year and a half ago and moved to in to live with us. He went through some dark times after methamphetamine use but seemed to be sorting himself... Read more
My dad is a recovering alcoholic of about 5 or 6 years and has relapsed. He has been drinking again for about 7 months and doesn't seem to want to stop. It started with him just drinking in the weekends a couple times... Read more
My husband has a binge drinking problem. When he drinks he doesn't come home and doesn't even bother to make any contact with me. This problem has nearly destroyed our relationship numerous times. I never know when he is going to do it next.... Read more
It’s New Year’s Eve and they’re the words you’ve been waiting to hear! ‘2017 is going to be different, this year I’m going to stop.’ Perhaps you heard these or similar words uttered recently by an addicted family member you’ve been hoping against all hope will... Read more
I am an addict in recovery. My youngest son is finally clean and sober at 35. He's just gotten married and turned his life around. It had consumed my life since he was 14 years old. I thought I was going insane. His... Read more
My husband has not drunk to unwarranted nasty drunkenness for 11 years, or used and dealt marijuana for 35 years, but his behaviours and irrational thinking are still those of an addict. When he became a born again Christian 35 years ago he believes... Read more
I have a 33yr old daughter who seems to have lost her way and has turned to a life of drugs. The sad part is there is a little boy involved who both my husband and I worry about. We tread lightly as... Read more
My 19-year-old son is addicted to synthetics. Has been for last few years. Finally cleaned up his act and moved away for a few months and is now back and up to old habits. Today I rang the psychiatric crisis number as he... Read more