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meth mom
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I don

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t think I

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ve ever felt more alone. My prayers sound hollow and repetitious. Tears flow down my face with each thought of the mess of my so-called life. Total lack of control. Has anyone else been where I am? Read more

meth mom
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I

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ve wrestled with the most difficult decision I

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ve ever had to make in my life. And it shouldn

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t be this hard. My child has chosen the path he

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s on. Not because he wants to be an addict, but because he won

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t do the heavy lifting necessary to stop using. My heart breaks for what he has done to his life. I love him so very much. Read more

meth mom
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It's been a while since I posted on this blog, and much has happened since then. I pondered the issue of telling about it and causing discouragement vs being real and laying the truth out there. Because my primary goal is to share what it's like to be the parent of a meth addict, hence letti… Read more

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This has been an exceptionally hard week. Today our family lost a child who died much too soon and so unnecessarily. He wasn't a meth addict, but had waged a long battle with addictions to alcohol and prescription pain killers. In the end, he died from a lifetime of neglecting his health in … Read more

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Meth is not a victimless crime, as I’ve been told. The user is a victim, as well as anyone wholoves him or her. The taxpayer is avictim, because we will most likely end up footing the bill for eitherincarceration, healthcare, burial or all three. Many times the addict will turn to criminal a… Read more

meth mom
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Teeth. Something so simple most of us take our teeth for granted. But with meth users, teeth quickly become a thing of the past. It’s called Meth Mouth.I remember waiting for the eruption of each tooth when my children were babies, and for the most part, each arrived without much fanfare exc… Read more

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When I first started thinking about blogging, it was to help me remember the events of each day. Always looking for glimpses of the young man I raised and thought I knew so well. Always trying to save him. He just has to be in there somewhere!But what I found is a pattern of enabling. I've b… Read more

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One of the hardest things I’ve had to face in my life iscoming to grips with the fact that my son is a meth addict. This child who was supposed to grow up todiscover the cure to cancer, or write a best-selling novel, instead spends histime fighting with the monster that has devoured his life… Read more

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