I recently published, “Help! My Kid is Addicted to Drugs: A Parent’s Guide” as an eBook for the Amazon Kindle. I am a writer, private addiction counselor, and in recovery myself for more than 10 years. I know what works. I wrote this eBook in pieces over about a 6-month period, only adding to it when I had the right words in my head.
Then there was a quadruple murder-robbery of a not too far from me. David Laffer, an Rx addict in his early thirties, went into a local intent on accomplishing two goals: get , and kill everyone. That is exactly what he did, he shot two employees (one a high school girl) and two customers (one was pregnant at the time with her fiancé waiting in the car) all in cold blood. He spent a few minutes getting drugs together and trying to wipe for fingerprints. He walked to a nearby street where his wfie, also an addict, was waiting for him in the getaway car.
Thankfully, police got him and his wife in a matter of a few days. However, this experience is only the tip of the iceberg for this epidemic. More and more young people are getting addicted to powerful narcotics, and most parents don’t have a clue that their kid is doing these drugs. Even if they do find out, most parents don’t really know what to do, where to turn, or who to contact. As a result, 99% of them make poor decisions that are based on emotions, emotions that are cruelly manipulated by their addicted child (without them even knowing that they are doing it).
Parents are the front line of defense against this problem. The type of advice parents get is either wrong, or something no parent is willing to do, such as throwing him or her on the street and never talking to them again unless they are clean. Don’t get me wrong, that option may very well end up being your only one, but it shouldn’t be the first. Parents can love and help their addicted child at the same time, but they need to understand the animal they are dealing with, addiction is powerful.
My hope is that every parent and addict read this eBook, and educate others who are struggling with this problem. At $2.99, it is affordable for nearly anyone to get. I am always available to answer any questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be glad to help you in any way I can.