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Maybe take him to talk to a normal pastor in a normal church. I am sure that he is not hearing anything good when he visits those people. He may be more positive if he is told about God's goodness and not focusing on badness. I don't know what part I feel drugs may have to do with all of this, but I would encourage him to see a psychiatrist (the one with the MD) if this were my kid and if he were willing to seek help.

I am wondering how much going off of drugs abruptly may be causing instability. I really don't know.

I feel so badly for your son and you. Your son is trying! Good for him! Praying for both of you.

Meanwhile, please, for your sake, try not to live with him in your head. Move on and do things for yourself. There is one person we can control....just ourselves.

Hugs and lots of love.


Long road but the path ahead holds hope.
Just catching up. I do so hope he finds some structure and discipline in the Cost Guard. That’s such a great turn of events. Here is to brighter days ahead.


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Well, unfortunately just before his date for Meps the recruiter called and said the meps doctor wanted 10 years of medical records before he could get his physical. He got right on the phone and had the forms emailed to him and he promptly filled them out and went to staples to fax them, gets another date for meps and is all excited to go. Again recruiter calls and says they want 10 years pharmacy records. He runs around and find out they only can give him two years at the pharmacy and he had to request 10 years by mail. He did that and waited almost two weeks for those and now he is waiting for another date while they resubmit his paper work. He has jumped through all the hoops so far but I feel like his resolve is starting to fade and I’m afraid he will slip back into old behaviors. Hopefully he has another date by the beginning of next week and it isn’t a month away.


100% better than I was but not at 100% yet
So glad he is sticking with this though so far. Keep us posted on how things go. I think this could be great for him!!


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Keep us posted, Enmeshedmom, please. I can't believe these twists and turns. Well, I can, but my head is spinning. We just have to try to trust that his push forward is rooted in some basic healthy place and will continue.