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She Struggled with Her Son's Addictive Habits
Drug Addiction can be fatal
The blame is often on the person involved with the intake of drugs.
From as young as twelve, an individual started using various drugs.
It is sad to see, or know of someone in those moments.
The most intelligent people can end up living on the streets after drug use.
The lack of parent love, or parental control, is the cause of many issues including the use of drugs in a child's life.
· Do you think good kids don't use drugs and that only the bad kids do?
You can do that much when raising your child.
When children get involved with a certain age group, or become independent lots can change.
Most parents feel the need to draw a line and wonder where their children are at on every time.
Their kids are now grown up and most parents choose to back away.
Is it a good idea to stay away from your child's life even once they become adults?
Even the good kids try drugs at school and pretend they don't know about any type of drugs.
Irrespective of the good or bad kid when it comes to experimenting with drugs anyone can try it.
You should not alienate your child.
You are the parent and you should show love and care always.
It doesn't mean if your child is presented with drugs that they will take the option.
You should be part of your child's life.
No matter, how old they are you still have a chance to make it clear to your child of the effects of drugs.
It is not impossible to prevent your child from taking drugs.
Also, it doesn't mean if the parents are drug addicts the children should follow their footsteps.
You can't always avoid the wrong but you can prevent it.
All you have to do is say NO to drugs have the will power to control your urges.
Mostly children who have experienced problematic lives tend to take drugs.
In such cases, these children lack parental guidance.
Don't think that people who take drugs are weak.
It is not about the character of the individual it is more about the abuse of drugs.
Drug addiction becomes a disease to the actual person.
The person can't stop taking the drug because the brain becomes altered to the activity of drug taking.
The drugs become a new addition to the brain cells.
You must bear in mind that drug addiction, is a serious note of illness to one involved in this activity.
A drug addict should not wait too long to get treatment. If the individual waits, it can be fatal to the drug addict.
When treated, it has to be with medication.
You can treat the patient with drugs even though they are drug addicts.
She lost control of her son due to single parenting, and had raised him based on an easy standard of life.
He had everything served on a plate. On request it was there without questions, or disagreements.
The easy lifestyle made him a spoiled child.
No matter what he wanted she bought it.
As a mother she felt that was a better way of showing love to her child what she did not see coming was her worst nightmare.
When her son got older toward his teen years he started showing signs of aggressive behavior.
A single working mother who did her best for her son but that was not appreciated by him.
He lied to her each time about being robbed of his clothing, or valuables.
The child had bought drugs, and alcohol with the money after selling his belongings.
Drugs and alcohol got the better of him, and the mother did not see this right away.
Alcohol and drugs, became his main focus, and he did follow his father's footsteps.
With no father figure in his life he gave up on loving his dad and himself.
· ''Like father like son.''
· Do you think Marijuana should be legalized and is it safe to use for any age group?
The intake of Marijuana is dangerous for kids, if freely available this entices many children to free use.
The boy had friends who did whatever they liked to do.
These young boys did not have the proper parental control. He formed his own line of friends.
If you treat drug use as a criminal problem you won't solve the problem.
Focus on the issue as an addiction.
She did not know how to handle the problem with her son.
He lost her everything she had worked for including her home and business.
A difficult son who lacked parent love and parent control.
She did not her own son. Parental love, or attention lacked in this boy's life, and the mother constantly compared him to his father's character.
You got to understand that drug use is a disease.
When your body becomes dependent on the substance, the sudden discontinuation causes withdrawal to the body.
The individual becomes psychologically hurt and physically weak when the drug is no longer in use.
Children who use drugs secretly and come from loving homes surprise their parents of their behaviors.
· For example:
She was a freshman and was using drugs without the knowledge of her parents. When the parents did find out, it was too late.
Their daughter was found dead in her college room.
It was terrifying to finally know the truth of their loving daughter.
Good parents have drug addictive children and are not always heard.
Never feel ashamed of the problem you have with your children.
It is not a time ever to make harsh judgment on such individuals.
If you lack coping skills drug use can be a hard one to let go.
To mask pain one can try drug use to feel numbed and high.
Lies and stealing becomes a problem with drug addicts.
The boy turned against his mother and treated her horribly.
The more you use a drug the better you feel at least that is what you think at the time of use.
If you are not an addict of any kind you will never understand this disease making judgment is an option.
· Do you feel sorry for a drug addict?
A drug addict becomes hopeless and frustrated with life.
They have to get what makes them feel the best.
The behavior is unpredictable.
Generally, the individual is free to do whatever they want to. They can say NOor say YES to take drugs. After all they are in their right set of minds when offered the drug.
Parents should not feel pressured by talking about drugs to their children learning starts at home.
There is no end to such conversations.
Never say NEVER to your child about the intake of any substance. Eventually they will figure it out.
You should not bring too many restrictions in raising your child.
The moment you try to restrict your child from anything in life they tend to do exactly what you don't want them to do.
Be lenient and fair.
Have a free reign but with limitations.
Don't alienate an addict still show them love no matter what bad is going on in their life don't ignore them.
If you ignore an addict they become lonely and helpless and will seek more drugs.
It is all by choice of what you do with your life.
Drug use is not always a choice but is a way to go when people don't feel good about them or are exposed to drugs.
· Bad influences are often to be blamed but people have a mind of their own why do what others do?
Sometimes you feel like hiding away from others and drugs become a main focus when you lose the good friends.
The friend who walks away from your side is not a friend.
They should be helping you not walking away from you and your problem.
Remain with true people to make yourself right for you.
There are no perfect beings mistakes are made and should be learned from in all ways. Experiences are all not good but mostly the bad experiences are felt more and thought of daily.
Learn from the good, and bad you do and don't compare yourself to your parents or other people only you can make a difference to your life.
Drug addiction is a Disease
Do you feel sorry for a drug addict?
© 2014 Devika Primić