A rare glimpse into a parent’s worst nightmare.
How do you help an addicted child?
Drug abuse, heroin addiction and the opioid epidemic are rampant. Is one of your kids on drugs?
If so you face many challenges dealing with teen drug use. Trying to help the user, keep your family and relationships intact and maintain your own sanity and life, will test you like nothing else.
‘Addict Behind Our Bedroom Door’ chronicles the years D. L. and her husband spent struggling with the ravages of their daughter’s mental illness and addiction. It is an honest, raw, unpolished look at what it is like to be in the storm of addiction with someone you love.
D.L’s journey is a testimony to the strength of a mother’s love. It speaks to endurance and resiliency in the face of overwhelming despair and terror when a child is suffering from drug addiction. This is a story about setting boundaries for self-preservation. It gives permission to ask for help and removes the shame of parenting an addicted child. It is about letting go of guilt while simultaneously holding onto the wish that one day; the addict will get well. This story is about never giving up hope in the face of despair. It is about the promise that love can overcome the horror of addiction and loss.
Locking the bedroom door at night did not keep the addiction out. It was always present, intruding and threatening the safety and security of their home. D.L’s journey is a testimony to the strength of a mother’s love. It is resiliency in the face of despair and fear. It is about setting boundaries while working tirelessly to overcome obstacles and hardship that sit in the way of a child’s recovery. It is about never giving up or letting go of the promise to love and hope for healing.