The advice I would give to someone who is in active addiction now is that the first step is to admit that you have a problem and don’t be afraid to leave it all behind.
I drank to block out reality, and it came to the point that I could not get away from the poison. What a nightmare it became. My brothers and sister were concerned.
The hardest or worst part about dealing with an addicted child is it just breaks your heart because there’s nothing you can do to help, and you just feel helpless. That is what I think is the worst thing—you are helpless.
Those who use drugs experience massive highs and lows. This can put the addict themselves in a spin, but also those around them, especially when they just have no idea what is going on, or that the person even uses drugs!
Once a loved one is enrolled in the Narconon drug rehab program, the largest stress is over; the family can relax, knowing that the person is getting the help that they need. BUT it is important that the family don’t think that their job is totally over.