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    Mother Worried About Son’s Percocet Addiction

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    Mother Worried About Son’s Percocet Addiction

    Caller: 38-year old mom

    Problem: Son addicted to Percocet

    Seeking: Rehab options and intervention specialist

    Reason(s): The caller states she has worked as an administrative assistant at a police department for more than a decade but is now facing legal problems of her own. She said, “I have spent more than ten years when it comes to fighting the war on drugs, but that was all in my work life – I never expected that the problem would become a personal one.” According to the caller, her 16-year old son no longer complies with her rules, will not stop using the drug, and continues acting out since becoming addicted to Percocet. The mom stated “To be honest, I only see two options if it continues like this, he is going to end up in jail or dead.” According to the caller, she has tried cutting his allowance and setting curfews, but nothing has proven successful. The caller stated that she is ready to set an ultimatum for her son and stick with it, but she is not quite sure how she should proceed. The caller said, “It’s easy to advise people when it is not your flesh and blood, but it becomes a lot harder when you are personally involved.” The caller wanted more information about possible forced rehab options and would like to speak with an intervention professional to get more basic information before proceeding.

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    2 Responses to “Mother Worried About Son’s Percocet Addiction”

    1. I feel your pain and in the same situation, but my son is on herion and I have kicked him out 2 times but he has nowhere else to go and will not talk about getting clean and going to rehab. He has no job, begs me for money and I know he rips people off and steals so I feel like he will end up in jail or dead. He is 21 now and I have no say other than when he is in my home.
      Hope everything turns out well for you and he gets the help he needs.

    2. I feel you right there. My daughter went through this and for many years, I just wanted to be right there for her, all the time. As it turned out, our relationship has hit rock bottom because of her denial, lies, being so needy and abusiveness. In the end, I can only be human and just let her go. It’s been close to two years now that we haven’t spoken, she lived with two boyfriends since then and I see no successful relationships ahead for her because of her addiction. Of course there are other issues involved, like her manipulative and clingy personality. When she last came over two years ago, by 24 year old baby girl was malnourished, without a job and desperate to flee from me. The last I knew, she’s been seeing a shrink and taking therapies. All I can do now is hope that she’s gonna get rid of her issues, especially her addiction.

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