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My son almost died

Discussion in 'Helping an Addicted Child' started by givingback213, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. givingback213

    givingback213 Member

    He was smoking meth and living in his car with his girlfriend. He was in trouble with the law and was so skinny I believed he was on the brink of death. I found a non-profit long term treatment center for him, and begged him for months to go. He finally went, and has been clean and happy for over a year now. I am so blessed that I found this place.
  2. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    Just curious, the rehab or the site?or both?
  3. Onceaddicted77

    Onceaddicted77 Moderator & Realist Community Listener

    That's wonderful news. I'm glad to hear you got your son back. I'm extremely happy for your son and you, his family.
  4. Onceaddicted77

    Onceaddicted77 Moderator & Realist Community Listener

    Hi @givingback213 Please no advertising links. Thanks for your understanding.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2019
  5. DoxyMom

    DoxyMom Community Champion

    @Onceaddicted77 so you aren't allowed to name the place that saved your family member or your life as it is considered advertising? That may take money out of AAC treatment centers? Are these the same people who let our moderators go? Just goes to show they don't care about saving people only the almighty dollar.
  6. Onceaddicted77

    Onceaddicted77 Moderator & Realist Community Listener

    The problem was it was a video advertisement link. An infomercial. There is no advertising at all allowed.
  7. DoxyMom

    DoxyMom Community Champion

  8. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Community Champion

    can you tell us how things are going now my friend?
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  9. givingback213

    givingback213 Member

    I apologize for unintentionally breaking the rules. I am so overwhelmingly thankful that my son has finally found peace, and I can see a light in his eyes again. The John Volken Academy gave him that. It's a not for profit so I didn't think sharing what I found would do anything but help more people who are struggling. He is doing so good and I am so proud of him. It has been a dark road. There were a couple of times when I didn't think I would get him back. He has a long way to go but I have hope now. Thank you all for listening and caring.
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  10. Onceaddicted77

    Onceaddicted77 Moderator & Realist Community Listener

    Thank you sorry I have to enforce the rules I hate having to say something makes me feel like I'm a big meanie but I'm not. :)

    I'm glad that its working out for your son that is great news indeed thank you for sharing your/his story. I'm so happy for you guys I love to see some success in these dark times of drug addiction.

    I battled through years of addiction myself and I'm still not done growing so I can relate. Thanks for being here glad to have you and your wonderful story. :)
  11. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Community Champion

    meanie
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  12. DoxyMom

    DoxyMom Community Champion

    @givingback213 I'm so happy to hear how well your son is doing! You truly have something to be thankful for this holiday season!