posted on Nov, 27 2016 @ 09:13 AM
originally posted by: bally001
a reply to: intrptr
Maybe because I've never had an addiction of sorts I don't understand.
Thats one aspect. Addiction to drugs may seem like the primary problem, often times its just a symptom. Most dddicts get high to forget, covering up
pain behind some trauma they received while still very young. Often times they may have suppressed the memory of some childhood abuse. Either,
physical, sexual, mental or all three.
Obviously shes trying to 'escape' something. Her environment, her past or her own inability to cope with 'real' life. Drugs are just the surface
manifestation, the real problem lies beneath.
Once addicted the drugs become the problem of course, leading to worse problems, like jails, institutions and death. She 'sounds like' she has a full
blown addiction to something. You can't 'rescue her' if she doesn't want to be rescued. You can't keep her from escaping. The hardest thing you'll
have to cope with is the decision to let go of her, quit supporting her by giving her a place to stay. Tell her if she runs off again she can't come
back. And if she stays she has to check into a drug rehab facility.
It presents you both wth a choice for her that includes getting professional help. Not saying you aren't good parents but drug addiction is something
you say you aren't familiar with, you can't help her with that. It takes former addicts to help addicts.
Difficult choices I know. You can't keep going on like this, as long as you do she will too. You may have been in denial some to this point about the
problem, now its a habit and harder to break. Shes still quite young, the sooner the better.