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Replied By: shamrocker on Apr 11, 2016, 6:29AM
My 28yr old son has been addicted to meth for over 13yrs! He has been to many rehabs and many sober living houses. He just showed up at my house at 3am methed up. I don't know where to go or what to do. My husband (his father) refuses to help in any way. He is an alcoholic/addict too. I believe my son has a mental problem that he is self medicating. He has never been off the drugs long enough to evaluate him. Any suggestions? He is homeless, unemployed, and uninsured.
 
Replied By: philpic on Apr 9, 2016, 6:23PM
I am 67 yrs old. My partner's 30 yr old son is an alcoholic He is a nasty, violent drunk. 4 yrs ago he sent me to the hospital with a broken jaw,(req'd surgery), concussion & vertigo because I attempted to stop him from fighting his 17 yr old brother. His brother got out of the house but then he turned his rage on me. I have permanent numbness in my lower Jaw because of the assault. I didn't press charges out of my respect for my partner also with the hopes that the incident might just wake him up. He has been in & out of rehabs, detoxes, half-way houses etc. He assaulted me again about 6 months later & then about 1yr after that assaulted his brother when he stopped him from trying to assault me again. He is married, has 2 children & now lives in Virginia. His violence & anger is not only directed at me but he lashes out (mainly verbally) at anyone when he is drunk. He has apologized on a number of occasions for the injuries, but within a month or less he is either bragging about what he did to me or threatening to do it again. I finally told my partner that I will have nothing to do with him ( won't even talk to him) unless he is sober for at least 6 months & participating in a program. I will continue to be outlet for his violent behavior Continued.  His anger issues don't stop at me.  He has a 9 yr old stepson who he verbally abuses because he is handicapped.  He curses his wife & my partner out continually. His latest "thing" is that he did me a favor by breaking my jaw & I should "thank him". He has 2 DUI's & a few Drunk & disorderly misdemeanors on his record.  He has also assaulted his biological father.  In 2015 my partner spent about 10 thousand dollars on him so that his family could keep a roof over their heads, utilities, car repairs etc. And despite that he continues to drink without regret.  He is not a drug user per-se but if something is available he will take/steal it.  I wrote this because deep down my partner does not believe that I am serious about not having anything to do with him unless he makes an effort by getting sober, staying sober for at least 6 months & working with a program. I will not continue to jeopardize my well being or be subject to his abuse.
 
Replied By: taet9049 on Apr 9, 2016, 2:51PM - In reply to nessame
Hello, I am Liz. Unfortunately there are quite a bit of places that have this same policy.  It is very frustrating.  After a time, your loved one will be able to contact family. At the beginning of their treatment,  they are in an adjustment period and do better with no distraction.
 
Replied By: taet9049 on Apr 9, 2016, 2:47PM
Hello, my name is Liz.  I am a mother of an addict. I watched the show of a couple that took enabling to a new level. They are not alone.  I have delta with addicts for 15 years and have been in their shoes. I am three classes away from getting my BA in Psychology and owned a teen workshop for four years, I also worked for a year in a prison as an addiction counselor.  My goal is to help other families that are going through this. Know that you are not alone.
 
Replied By: nessame on Apr 8, 2016, 5:23PM
Good afternoon everyone,

     Does anyone have any information or feedback on this rehab center?  I have a family member there yet the center is not being very helpful  in giving us (her family) any information about her at all. We can't even visit her.  Not even her husband has access to her records!

    My family member has been kicked out of other rehab centers, halfway houses, and has a few arrests for shop lifting  (things to get high with).  She voluntrarily checked into Decision Point and has been there for about 5 months now.  She seems to be getting worse instead of better. 

     We are getting the impression that this place keeps their clients/ patients addicted in order to keep business  going. They sem to seclude the patient and isolate them. My family member was even advised to not comply with court orders because it wasn't in their best interest to do so! Since when do therapists  provide legal advice?

   This seems like a place with very questionable practices.  Any feedback will be of great value.  I just don't know what to do at this point. The whole family worries about this person and we seem to just not be able to reach her unless they contact us themselves asking for money etc.



    Please help.

     Nessa
 
Replied By: beth33 on Apr 6, 2016, 7:41PM
It is very sad because some states don't care or help family and you lost people who you love
 
Replied By: naturegal13 on Mar 31, 2016, 1:35PM
Hello.. I've been thinking about whatever happened to Todd?  I know he was sober for 120 some days, and then had a horrible relapse and Dr. Phil went to his apartment and brought Todd back on the show. I really don't know what has happened since. can anyone fill me in? THANKYOU!
 
Replied By: skeptic4ever on Mar 7, 2016, 6:29PM
I've worked with addicts and alcoholics for many years and I've yet to see one that didn't have a sociopathic streak in them.  "I'm a functional alcoholic" translation: I think I'm so smart I'm getting over on all you, deep down I know everyone is picking up my slack, I just don't care"
 
Replied By: lizzyfde on Mar 7, 2016, 3:12PM
My father was a recovering alcoholic for many years actually still is. My mom would go away on business when I moved back home and my dad started drinking again,  leaving me to pick up the pieces. It got to the point where I had to say something to my mom,  I don't know if that was the right thing,  but my dad is now going back to AA meetings and has gotten his life on track.  I am now proud of his progress.  I just hope that he doesn't hold a grudge against me for telling my mother.
 
Replied By: pisceslady314 on Feb 25, 2016, 2:15PM - In reply to psalm10720
You are absolutely right!
 
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