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Addiction is a Selfish Disease

answered 10:04 AM EST, Mon February 24, 2014
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I have two kids that are 2 and 4. Don’t know what to do. I am a crackhead and I can’t stop myself anymore I spend my checks until they are gone and then the feeling I have when I smoke that last rock is so horrible. I was the one who used to hold my boyfriends money and I always thought I’d never turn into an addict like he was. I could always just smoke one day a week or two but now it is like binge 24-7. I have no money no family to turn to no friends I can trust and I need help cuz I can’t stop even though I hate it so much. I have no money so I have to go to the mission or human services for treatment but I am so scared that if I do that the first thing they will do is come and take my kids away. I know someone who went in to ask about help and 2 days later social workers came and took her kids away and she wasn’t even that bad.

Jeannie Cameron Says...

Jeannie Cameron J. Cameron
MS, NCC, LMHC, CAP
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Dear Mother,

You've crossed over to the addicted person you said you'd never become. This is all too common and furthermore, a tragedy. If you love your kids you would seek help immediately and find a safe place for your children to stay. You have lost complete control and this is child abuse and child neglect in the full sense of the word. All your money goes towards drugs, finding them, doing them and recovering from them. These children need to be taken from you, because you have taken your hands off the wheel of your life and the life of your children. I urge you to do the right thing for your children, as this will affect them negatively. You are thinking of yourself only. If you have a shred of concern for those children you will see that they are with people who can give them what you cannot; love, security, the basic necessities: a bed, food, clean clothes and a calm mind. These children need someone who cares for them, not someone who puts drugs before them.

It is time for you to do the right thing. These kids are helpless and depend on you for everything and you can't be there for yourself much less for anyone else. Reach out to family for your children's sake and then go get help. If you are sick and tired of living this way then change it. You are the only one who can. Happiness is an inside job.

Jeannie Cameron, LMHC, LCAP

Naples, FL

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