Sunday, August 09, 2015

Steven hates the stories.

Last September, Steven checked him self into rehab for crystal meth addiction. He lost his job shortly after leaving treatment.

Since then he's come along way. He has a great new job, even better than the old. He has distanced himself from drug and alcohol using friends. He attends AA regularly and has a sponsor.

He still has a lot on his mind. Everyone he met in the rehab treatment center has since relapsed. Regularly, someone he knows through AA falls off the wagon and hits tough times.

He read "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction." The son in this book also had crystal meth addiction. The son relapses often.

All these stories of relapse worry Steven. There are not many role models of people who stayed sober.

I don't know what to say here. His life is going well now so he has the strength to say sober. Sooner or later he will hit a rut. We all do. I hope then that all his friends will help

1 comment:

"Tommy" said...

It's important to have the support team there, but that team should be always around, not to say every day, but just being there for a friend. I know from my own experiences through friends who have addictions, that the relapse factor is there, but there are signs also, that tell when it might occur.

The pull of addiction is tough.... its a hard road, but made passable with the support by friends and love ones... every body just needs to be there.