The idea of writing a blog about my journey through my son’s drug addiction has been percolating for the past few years in my head. It wasn’t until I was introduced to online dating (yes, you heard me correctly) that I felt compelled to put my thoughts into writing.
I’m sure you are wondering what online dating has to do with drug addiction. Well, absolutely nothing really, until you are in a restaurant sitting across from an attractive man who is showing every sign of interest ( the attentive stare, the sparkly smile, the hanging from every word you speak) until, you bring up the fact that you have an 18 year old drug addicted son who has a rap sheet longer than both arms and is about to become a father. Instant de-railer!!! Total train wreck!! Exit stage left as quickly as possible to avoid the inevitable, “I don’t think this is going to work out” let down.
That is why now.
The effects of drug addiction are endless. From those you can anticipate to those that blind side you when you least expect it.
I use humour in my coping, not to minimize in anyway the heart wrenching, agonizing pain but to find a healthy way to balance the pain with joy.
This blog is intended to share my story. I hope that as you read it you will discover you are not alone on your journey but there are others who walk the same journey just with a different child.