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For Family & Friends affected by Drug Abuse
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We believe addiction is a disease.

We believe it is a progressive illness that can end in insanity or death.

We believe it cannot be cured, but that it can be arrested.

We believe that addiction is a contagious disease; only one member of the family may have the problem with drugs, but all the others suffer from the effects of addiction - emotionally and sometimes physically.

We cannot control addiction, or the addict, but ...



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~ Out of Chaos ~ A Personal Share

To my knowledge, my son started using when he was approximately 12 years old. I suspected something was up but I refused to admit it. In my heart I wanted to believe everything was ok.

One day while cleaning his room I found a glass tube better known as a ‘lolly’, the one used for smoking TIK. When I asked him about it, he convinced me it wasn’t his. My heart and mind were at odds, for my heart desperately wanted to believe him … but all the signs were there.

TIK was the subject in the media and I remember reading up on it. The aggression, mood swings, valuables mysteriously disappearing, blame shifting, master manipulation - was the order of the day. I became obsessed with my son’s addiction. I was anxious whenever the left the house. When I asked where he was going, he would lie and become irritated that I wanted to know. “It’s my life, stop bothering me. If I die that’s my problem. Leave me alone, stop nagging” would be the words I heard wringing in my ears. ...



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