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Heroin is slowly destroying my Grandaughter

Discussion in 'Share Your Story Here' started by Broken Gma, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Broken Gma

    Broken Gma Member

  2. Broken Gma

    Broken Gma Member

    Update on my Grandaughter! Had hearing at Drug Court and wad released on 22 !Mom reconsidered and allowed her to return home! She has been attending IOP 3 times a week and 3 NA meetings a week! Taking Naltraxone daily and happy to report 30 days clean yesterday! Optimistic but realistic!
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  3. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Broken Gma... This is wonderful news! Thirty days clean is a terrific start, and it sounds like drug court has her doing some very good things. I will keep your granddaughter in my thoughts and prayers and wish her nothing but continued success. Thanks for updating us. Never give up hope! :)
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  4. stariie

    stariie Community Champion

    Glad to hear that everything is on the upswing. Nobody's perfect, we all stumble and fall, but it's the getting up and pressing on that completes the race.
    Drug addiction is not an easy thing to overcome, but it can be done. Others have done it, your granddaughter can do it to.
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  5. pstrong1969

    pstrong1969 Community Champion

    speaking from the Heroin addicts point of view: you are doing all you can humanly do for her. The rest is up to her and God. she has to want help. She also has to hit her bottom. Which may be far different than what you think it should be. I spent 10 years in Prison. In and out of rehabs, jail, etc...... Still wanting to get high. I know God wants way more for your grandaughter than she is giving herself right now. Maybe her jail stay and rehab will give her time to reflect on what she has done. I think your Love and support are wonderful things because most people are not strong enough to continue to support the addict. Keep doing what your doing. Give her to God. Let him work his miracle in her. My Dad was my rock during my using days but he also enabled me. He knew it was wrong and so did I but at the time I didnt care as long as i got what i wanted. God Bless you and your grandaughter, I hope it all works out for you and her.
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  6. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @pstrong1969... Thanks for this insightful comment. We're glad you're a part of this community.
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  7. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    I am so sorry you are going through this broken GMA. I hope you never give up on your grand daughter because you may be the only person in her court at this time. I hope you read the book that DeanOKat recommended. It is something that hopefully will help you. I think sitting down with your grand daughter and telling her how you feel will help. I am not religious, but nonetheless, I will say a prayer for you. I think you need it.
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  8. greybird29

    greybird29 Active Contributor

    Woo Hoo congratulations very happy for y’all that your Granddaughter is out of jail and doing so much better; striving to overcome a demon.Heroin is such a life taker over; it is evil consumes the body, mind and soul often leaving the user only in death.
    My daughter is a recovering addict she gave us about 5 years of terrifying worry; many events led us to this point however she seems “mostly” clean for over a year. I feel certain she has drunk a few times and smoked weed; thankful that was all! I am an optimist and try to expect the best in all situations. She is a tyrant and I worry every time she goes out with “her friends” that she just may slip over the border. Best wishes to you, your Granddaughter and family through this long powerful journey.
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  9. pstrong1969

    pstrong1969 Community Champion

    So glad to hear your grandaughter is on the road to her recovery. Thats awesome for her and yuour family.
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  10. GettingBetter

    GettingBetter Senior Contributor

    So sorry you are going through this Broken Gma! It is very painful. It sounds like you want to help but maybe you are worrying too much about her situation. As you said you can't make it change, all you can do is try to decide how to best support her without enabling.

    I'd say just try to spend some time with her and keep it neutral. Pressure to change doesn't help any addict, she will come to heal on her own or not but there is not much you can do besides love her. I wish you the best of luck with this!
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