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torn on how to feel... ds seeing a drug withdraw

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Ds' grandmother was watching him. When I went to pick him up, she said that they were at the hospital.. That her dd called, saying she was withdrawing and wanted help... so grandmother loaded everyone in her car: her bf, her, her dd, and her two grandchildren... She has custody of her dd's child... And took her to the hospital.

On one hand, I'm mad. I suffered/sacrificed so much bc I didn't want ds to see an addict, or a withdraw. His dad was addicted to heroin and for 8 yrs, I'll keep him away until he shows he can stay clean (currently in prison).. And all that was for nothing, bc in the end, he still seen it. He's 7yrs old.

On the other hand, if my son was grown, and addicted, crying to me, asking for help, I'd do anything within my power to help. Nothing could stop me. A mothers love is unconditional, the desire to protect, to ease the pain will never cease...

I just hate that my son witnessed that. :-( I hate that this ladys own 3 yrs old witnessed it- that it's become so apart of her life that it doesn't phrase her.

I told the grandmother if she ever wants me to watch her grandchild, in events like this, I will. I didn't show her my anger about ds seeing it... I'm trying to come to terms with it and trying to answer his questions, but sometimes, I just get so mad!
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 13, 2013 at 4:49 AM
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Bonita131
by Platinum Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:27 PM


Quoting Liyoness:

Except, that's not the way it happens. That's what after school specials will try to convince you, but drugs cost money. People don't just give them away for free. There is no agenda to get kids hooked on drugs.

Quoting Bonita131:

I think the opposite. Seeing someone dealing with withdrawal, and realizing that drugs caused it, would be a good eye opener for kids. It'll make them think twice when someone at their school offers them drugs.

 

I don't know what bubble you're living in, but it'snot uncommon for kids to be offered free drugs on the school grounds or elsewhere. It's very simple. Kid is offered free drugs, kid gets hooked on the drugs, kid now has to pay for the drugs. Of course there's an agenda to get kids hooked on drugs, it is called dealers making easy money. It is why drug dealers/pushers will always be in business.

 

Liyoness
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:31 PM
It's adorable that you think that.



Quoting Bonita131:



Quoting Liyoness:


Except, that's not the way it happens. That's what after school specials will try to convince you, but drugs cost money. People don't just give them away for free. There is no agenda to get kids hooked on drugs.


Quoting Bonita131:


I think the opposite. Seeing someone dealing with withdrawal, and realizing that drugs caused it, would be a good eye opener for kids. It'll make them think twice when someone at their school offers them drugs.


 


I don't know what bubble you're living in, but it'snot uncommon for kids to be offered free drugs on the school grounds or elsewhere. It's very simple. Kid is offered free drugs, kid gets hooked on the drugs, kid now has to pay for the drugs. Of course there's an agenda to get kids hooked on drugs, it is called dealers making easy money. It is why drug dealers/pushers will always be in business.


 


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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:35 PM
You are overreacting. He might not have really seen anything. If he asks just tell him she had the flu.



And quit sheltering your kids its not going to help them, it will hurt them in the long run.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:36 PM
It may benefit him in the long run. If he understood what was happening and why he may remember it when he's older. At a young age I watched my aunt withdraw, overdose and eventually watched her die in the hospital due to complications from her addictions. It stuck with me and lead to me stay far, far away from drugs and anyone associated with them. I know you wish he didn't have to witness that and that it's a very hard and confusing thing for him to understand but it happened and you can't take back. Use is as a life lesson, ya kno?!
MrsRinehart2010
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 3:37 PM

 yeah my family knows better.

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