As a parent, you have watched your child go from infant to adult while trying to nurture them as best as you can along the way. Every parent hopes that their children will be able to get a solid education, land a great job, and start a family of their own. But for many, reality can be quite different. If your adult child has developed a drug or alcohol problem, your world is likely turned upside down.
A Hopeless Ultimatum: ‘It’s Me or the Drugs’.
When you love an addict, you spend a lot of time and energy hoping he or she will change. You probably put up with a lot of unacceptable behavior. The addict may steal from you, lie to you and make promises that he doesn’t keep. He or she may disappear for days on end and neglect you or other family members, including children. The person you fell in love with doesn’t seem to be there anymore.
Every day it seems like the same thing. You come home and your loved one is high on marijuana or cocaine or has been drinking heavily. Your partner could even be addicted to painkillers.