Category - Family of Narcotic Abusers

Addicts Anyway

Nobody drank in Dylan’s immediate family, though alcoholism had wreaked havoc in prior generations of the family.  And while nobody drank, Dylan’s mother was in recovery for substance abuse.  Though Dylan could swear...

From The Addict Family

Tia’s father was a cocaine addict and her mother an alcoholic. Her parents were abusing drugs and alcohol as far back as she can remember.  She can’t remember her parents being sober. She remembers, from her...

The Revolving Door

Carmen’s son Timmy was by all accounts a healthy young man. He was popular, athletic and charming. But he began using steroids after high school. That, Carmen says, lead to OxyContin abuse and eventual abuse of injected...

From One Extreme To Another

Renee believes her son Adam was an addict from the first time he smoked pot in middle school; he almost immediately tried harder drugs culminating with “Special K.” That was an animal tranquilizer which leaves you in...

Super Soaker

Anne’s addict son made her life a complete hell.  His behavior was atrocious, both violent and belligerent.  One day when her son was fourteen years-old, Anne was forced to call police as her son was so overly agitated she...

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