I'm really proud of my son

Discussion in 'Substance Abuse' started by RN0441, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    Just wanted to offer some light and hope for so many of us on this thread.

    My son came home on November 17 after being in a 13 month faith based program mainly for a pill addiction. Our home was in a new state due to my job transfer.

    Prior to that he had been in and out of rehabs/sober livings and other programs since the age of 15 - he turned 23 in August.

    We had sent him to Florida for sober living at age 20 after a 2 month binge. We needed him away from us. I needed him away from me. He did well for a time until he didn't. He did the "Florida Shuffle" for a few years. He overdosed once while there.

    Fast forward to the present - he got a job within a week of coming home. He since has gotten two raises. He is now a driver at his company and making $25k per year. It's not a lot of money but it is amazing what he has accomplished so far.

    He keeps himself clean and cleans his upstairs room and bathroom. He loads the dishwasher, he takes out the garbage, he does everything without asking. Last week he made me dinner twice. He is really showing how much he cares about us.

    I was a nervous wreck before he came home. I was so very terrified. I cried a lot. I felt guilty . But I did not want to go back to the hell we had been living. I did not want to watch that bad movie anymore and certainly not again.

    I am not sure what the future holds. He is not sure what path he wants to take career wise but for now he is sober and happy and doing well and we are taking one day at a time. I really feel good about it - more and more each day. I am letting go of my fear.
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  2. mentalcase

    mentalcase New Member

    Thanks for posting an update. That is such wonderful news and it does give me hope that things can change.
  3. Baggy Bags

    Baggy Bags Active Member

    So happy for you! I needed to read this.
  4. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    RN.....it is amazing what he is accomplishing. In my crystal ball I see a bright future for him forever. He seems like he has totally rejected his old ways. You have him back with a clear brain and a loving soul.

    Drugs are evil. They stole him from you. Period.

    This man you now have has overcime more than most adults of 40. He is strong and good. And you are too.

    Hugs love and prayers!
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  5. elizabrary

    elizabrary Active Member

    This is fantastic! I'm so happy for you and your son. He's done a lot of hard work to get there. Congratulations to him.
  6. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    Thank you all.

    Please do not give up hope. I was very afraid of what his brain would be like if he decided to stop.

    I can relate to most of your stories. We have experienced it.

    We really truly did not know if it would ever end.

    Protect yourself. Your suffering really does nothing to help them.
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  7. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm thrilled to read how well things are going. It shows that we need to be strong and never give up hope.
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  8. Littleboylost

    Littleboylost On the road unwanted to travel

    This news is so wonderful!!! So very very happy for you RN.
  9. Albatross

    Albatross Well-Known Member

    RN, sorry for the lateness of my post. What terrific news! I'm so happy for all of you.
  10. New Leaf

    New Leaf Well-Known Member

    Rn, I am so happy for your son, for your family. For you. You have been through so much. Prayers going up that he stays the course and continues upwards and onwards.
  11. Mumunderfire

    Mumunderfire New Member

    It cheered me to read your post. How happy you must feel! It sounds like the future could be really good for your family best wishes
  12. Tired out

    Tired out Active Member

    It is SO nice to ready happy news!
  13. lovemyson1

    lovemyson1 Active Member

    This makes me so very happy! You never gave up!