Bio: I am the mother of two adult daughters, both much loved and cared for. The eldest thought she could handle social drinking and party drugs, she could not. There is a journey addicts relate to - their journey. As a mother I have healed through the written word. This is my journey.
Thank you so much for what you are sharing. You are an incredible mother and have a truly beautiful daughter who is a friend of mine from school. SO proud of her and testament to her adoring family. Xxxxx
Lesley, I’ve been following your posts for a few weeks. My oldest daughter is an addict/alcoholic (only 26) and is in her third rehab right now. My heart breaks for you with every post you publish—I know your pain —and I’m like a driver who comes upon the scene of an accident: I have to look, even if the wreckage I view is horrific.
I just want you to know how brave I think you are for writing this blog, and I hope it is a cathartic process for you. When you push “publish” every day, know there are readers out there who have incredible empathy for you.
Glad we have found a connection – will send you a message tomorrow x
And my heart goes out to you – my daughter is 38 and my blog so far is just the beginning – she has had 2 x 12 month rehab stints – she has been hospitalised – sectioned – and is now living in sheltered accommodation – heartbreaking – and still I live with some hope – two things that have helped me – hope they are of use to you – counselling – stop repeating old thought patterns ie: my daughter is going to die – second thing – not my fault – not my responsibility, what she does with her life. I have a life too and I want to live it xx hope this helps xx
Just a thought my personal e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
It would appear, judging by the age of our daughters, that I am further along the ‘process’ – if I can be of any support to you contact me.
Lot of support out there for addicts – not so much for mums.
Well done Lesley and my every good wish, encouragement and congratulations to your daughter for her openness and her readiness to work closely with you, as you each face your current challenges. It is my firm belief and the message underlying my new book ‘Addiction Unplugged : How To Be Free’ that; As Conscious Awareness Expands, Addictions Dissolve.
I invite all those who see Lesley’s post to read my book, live its inspiring message and share its liberating truth with others. I can be contacted direct at http://www.beawarebealive.com
Whether you are affected by your own addictions or the addictions of a loved one, be assured of my understanding, non-judgmental, non-critical and unconditional love and commitment as you move through your own personal challenges.
Namaste, John Flaherty
Thank you John