hi there, i was in a similar situation myself about and a half ago. i had lost most my friends, my family lost faith in my and i had lost faith in myself. I went to the waismann method in southern california and it changed my life. its an ultra rapid detox center in southern california performed in a hospital. They get the opiates out of your system while youre asleep so you feel no pain, then afterwards they take you to this place called domus where you stay for as long as you need but normally about 5 days (thats how long i stayed). anyways at domus they follow up with therapy, counseling, anger management, and give you tools you need to move on. This was a fantastic experience and i would recommend it to anyone who wants to change their life like i did. I'm now 21 years old, productive, close to my family, and most importantly healthy. I would recommend giving waismann a call, it changed my life. best wishes to you and your family
If you know he using...call the cops. I know hes your son and it would be so hard to do but you are at your whits end but maybe that might be a kick he needs. He would never know you called. I see a lot of people come through the impatient detox center I work at because they got arrested and have to go to a detox center and or rehab. Might be worth a try.
I'm so sorry you have to go through this. It must be very difficult. My friends in recovery would tell you that you are doing the right thing. You are very strong. hang in there and I hope your son gets help.
Thank you all! I'm following up on all of the comments here, which have all been helpful. Thanks again. I'm finding a lot of support & feedback here & I appreciate it more than I could ever express. It helps so much...
Is this place free? My son is 20 and I have nothing to help pay for tx. He is on heroin and asked for help and I can't help him!!! I want to but I have nowhere for him to go get help. I'm in northern cali.
its really sad to know the condition of your son & how you dealing with it, but i suggest you to take help from Cops to take him to rehab centers forcibly & be with him till the time he recovers from this problem. There is no other way to bring him to rehab centers, since he is not only finishing his & his gf's life but the unborn's life too.
A person using heroin is not in his usual self any more.So there is no point in arguing with him.Try to take him a rehabilitation centre forcibly.Just think that its not your son arguing with you.If you get into such thing withdrawal is very difficult. Prolonged exposure to drugs alters the brain in ways that result in powerful cravings and a compulsion to use. These brain changes make it extremely difficult to quit by sheer force of will. So if you fear that your son is addicted to drugs then don’t wait, take his to a drug addiction treatment centre!!!