I have read these threads and I also know and have witnessed first hand what this addiction can do to families. These so called innocent people were involved with two people very close to me at one point in their lives and led them down a very destructive path that has left some very deep and hurtful scars on my family. And what breaks my heart most is that they still want to defend them even today even going as far to call them friends. I have one family memeber that lost their children and and another that has wrecked his body with this mess.... they are clean today but emotionally and physically they will never recover from what drugs has done to them. One is 25 years old and has worse heart and lung problems than my Dad had at 60 years of age. I get it, people have to be held responsible for their own choices and family members made their choices to take the drugs, but I do not for one minute feel sorry for these people who put their families and children - AND OTHER PEOPLES' FAMILY AND CHILDREN - through a living hell just to support their habits.
I am so tired of hearing that I don't understand... what I do understand is that drugs have destroyed my family. I didn't ask for it and I certainly did not choose it. Someone else forced me into watching it rip my family apart and caused my parents a lot of heartache and worry. Don't attempt to reason your way into making these choices okay. I'm not buying it. These people made a choice.... and even despite being caught they continued to make the same stupid choices over and over again. I hope they are convicted and punished to the fullest extent of the law for what they've done.
Don't be fooled, you hang around with garbage long enough you are going to smell just like the garbage you hang with whether you are or not. Don't be decieved, you are not just putting that garbage into your body, every time you do that you are impacting those that love you most.
Drugs are a very real and serious problem and with everything I've learned over the last 10 years with dealing with my family, I fear it is much worse than any of us really realize and know how to handle.
Don't be afraid to talk to your children about drugs and the impact it can have on them and their loved ones. Addiction doesn't just impact the person with the addiction, it hurts everyone around it.