More affected then myself by my addiction was my direct family. My mother and father lost a son, and my sister’s a brother. The time taken away from these people is irreplaceable. All of them spent countless hours worrying and loosing sleep over me, all the meanwhile spending endless amounts of money try to get me better. In the process of that loosing all their valuable possessions because their son was a thief.
Two and a half years of sobriety and working a program, brought me and continues to bring me the relief I need. But still, my family worries. Their son lives two hours away and anything could go wrong at any moment in their eyes. Trust gets built…. but really slowly.
I have successful made my family sicker then I was. Its a sad thing we do to our families because, we have a solution to our problems as drug addicts but they are left to themselves to get better.
What I do on a day to day basis to help to the best of my ability for them to feel better and build trust is be honest, kind, and compassionate. Always be available to talk to any of them and spend as much time as I have to offer them. I consistently keep them in the loop of what is going on in my life, and continue to grow as a man and stay self -sufficient so they can see the results of my actions and feel more comfortable .