Tuesday, October 1, 2013

If An Addict Says...

If an addict says...
Dad! Mom! I think I might get an honors award for my environmental studies. "Wow, that's great son." Actually, the professor wants to put me in this special research group but it's $500 for supplies and I don't have it, although I'd love to do it 'cause it'd be a really great opportunity, and like, good for the environment.
...it's all bullshit.

If an addict says...
Hey Mom, I've been sober for 30 days! I'm workin' again now and everything, but I just need something to get me back on my feet. I just some breathing room, you know? Even, like, one or two hundred would be so helpful, just for my asthma medication and stuff.
...it's all bullshit.

If an addict says...
Hey Dad, I'm doing so good at work right now! Actually, I just made a huge deal but I won't get paid for another two weeks because the client is out of town so if I could get an advance from you just to pay my insurance and my Chinese herbal supplements, that'd be great and then I'll pay you right back as soon as the check comes in!
...it's all bullshit.

If an addict says...
Honey, I'd so love to hang out today but I promised my old friend from high school who's only back in town for the weekend that I'd play golf with him today. He's havin' some relationship problems with his girlfriend, if you know what I mean (wink), and he really needs a friend to talk to.
...it's all bullshit.

You get the idea. The list goes on and on and on ad infinitum. Basically, everything out of the mouth of an addict is all bullshit.

P.S. Feel free to leave your own down below...

God, please help addicts to become utterly hopeless, that it may hasten their path back home to You...

2 comments:

  1. I wrote comments to you back in January and February about my daughter...the call I got about a month ago was not that she was doing good but "mom I am being held by gun point, they have me locked in a room and u need to western union money to me or else they are going to kill me and go after you guys". She almost had me convinced thank god the stranger who she borrowed the phone from called me to tell me he over heard everything shr was saying and it was all a lie.

    Few days later she called me from Boston medical center I didn't believe she was in hospital until an ER dr got on the phone...

    Its very sad my daughter has no bottom if one person tells me that I'm going to scream.

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  2. I am the mother of an addict. He once played major league baseball, got hurt, had three surgeries within a year, got hooked to pain meds, lied, stole, cheated, repat cycle - three years later and with his parents in deep debt and at THEIR bottom, found out yesterday that he was still using but now injecting the big stuff. God himself must have made me see this blog because I am constantly looking for an answer, and I've never seen your blog before. You have so much to be proud of. I am just asking some advice from someone who knows: His father and I have finally told him that he needs to get out. We will either drop him off at rehab or bring him to one of his "Friends" but we can no longer assist in his killing himself. At this point, he has lost everything..he literally has nothing left, either lost, sold or stolen. What brought you to your bottom? I thought he was at his 2 years ago when he burried his best friend from an overdose. NOPE, still going today. I am so numb at this point but I would really appreciate your thoughts...God Bless YOU!

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