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Lenna

CDK_2086 Unless you have been in the shoes of a mother watching your baby throw his life away for a high . . . unless you have dreaded the ring of the phone . . . unless you have gone to the jail to see your child in handcuffs . . . unless you can never look at the entryway of your house without remembering your son being arrested right there . . . unless you have watched the baby you held in your arms writhe on your kitchen floor and then find he had five different drugs in his system . . . unless you have driven over 140 miles every weekend to visit your son in drug treatment only to have him get out and use again . . . you have no idea of the helplessness, the longing to make it all go away, the shame, the guilt, the blame, the loneliness and heartbreak of being the parent of a drug addict.

-- Lenna

 
Lupe

When I came to the Trilogy support group, I was at a dead end.  I was going to stay for ten minutes.  I was tense and tight and the pressure inside me was bad.  But before I knew it I was talking, feeling comfortable, letting my feelings and emotions out.  I really felt the pressure release from my chest and my head.  I felt ten pounds lighter, happier, like there was light at the end of the tunnel, there was hope for us.  Hearing other people going through the same problems, understanding what we’re going through took a big pressure off me. 

-- Lupe
 
Diana

dianaWhere do you turn for help when you lose a child this way?  Friends couldn’t understand and were frightened when I talked about Samantha shooting up heroin and meth.  They seemed to run away as fast as they could.  I found Trilogy or maybe Trilogy found me.  I need Trilogy and the Family Support Group in order to keep my life balanced.  Trilogy is a place where I can say anything and everything and no one will judge me -- because they will understand.  Without Trilogy, I don’t know where I would be right now.  

-- Diana
 
Deborah, mother of an 18-year-old methamphetamine addict

When I found the parent group at Trilogy, I found people who were dealing with the exact same issues I was. I found people who had the same stories as mine and in this place I began to get better. They helped me tell my story, and helped me see the patterns we had created in my family. Once I could see the pattern, I found a way to change the pattern. I stopped playing the role I had been trapped in. I was no longer plagued by guilt. I found myself sticking to what I knew was right, and I was less confused. When I got better, my husband got better because he was freed from the role he'd been trapped in. Life became easier for our younger daughter. And as everyone else got better, my older daughter was able to get better too.

-- Deborah, mother of an 18-year-old methamphetamine addict

 


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