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Hit rock bottom - begged me for treatment


robinrue Hit rock bottom - begged me for treatment
well she is homeless as of tomorrow, spent 3 days in jail, admitted to slamming and her life at 20 is out of control-has no where beside drug houses to go to as of tomorrow-planning on flying her home to me today -until court date- begged me for treatment, said she was sorry and loved me and just wants help- any heads up for me mom?? she has been clean 8 days today - keeping in mind she begged for treatment after she was out of jail.
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Loraura Re: Hit rock bottom - begged me for treatment
My first question to myself would be -- does she truly want treatment, or does she want mom to rescue her and give her a place to have a roof and meals until court?
robinrue Re: Hit rock bottom - begged me for treatment
hi laura, she did not ask me to fly home-i figured she either flies home or goes to her drug houses?? she truly will be homeless tomorrow? any suggestions for me I am listening and wide open for all responses-she was brutally honest with the slamming, and the "i love u mom"
Loraura Re: Hit rock bottom - begged me for treatment
What is SHE doing to stay clean?
Salvation Army?
AA/NA/CMA?
Has she called any hotlines for recovery?
Has she made any effort other than to tell you what you would need to hear to make the effort for her?

I'm not trying to be harsh, I'm just trying to be realistic. I know that you love your daughter and want so much to help her, and have waited so long for the opportunity to help her.

Just remember, she has to help herself first and foremost.

Perhaps coming home IS the first step in helping herself.
robinrue Re: Hit rock bottom - begged me for treatment
keeping all of the above in mind -she's in lakewood-I'm not sure she even wants to come home -but at 1am she was begging me for treatment, meeting with po at 10 am. today keep me real on this laura!!! thanks also she has no phone to call for treatment-she only 1st last night said she needed and wanted it -but up until now she has not called or done anything for herself for treatmen
Loraura Re: Hit rock bottom - begged me for treatment
I betcha her PO would let her use the phone to make some calls about recovery programs/meetings etc!

You know.. I bet there are even flyers out front with some help.
robinrue Re: Hit rock bottom - begged me for treatment
hopefully she does-i will know  today the outcome-thanks lori
robinrue Re: Hit rock bottom - begged me for treatment
her soon to be x boyfriend- po told her he is recommending 2 years inpatient treatment because she injects- she walked out bawling said she wants an atty to fight this-guess my good phone call last night is done-also upset i told po she's slamming-somehow i knew her wanting help and treatment was too good to be true
Loraura Re: Hit rock bottom - begged me for treatment>
I'm sorry you are hurting =(.

If it's any consolation, it's likely not that she doesn't WANT treatment, it's that she is locked by FEAR of actually going into treatment.

She knows she is not able to function without meth.
She knows she can't use meth in treatment.
She's afraid of just exactly how completely horrible it will feel to attempt to function, long term, without meth, because she is, right now, unable to function without it.
robinrue Re: Hit rock bottom - begged me for treatment
you are 100% correct, she just called me, not coming home and said she has not used meth for 2 years (18 months) therefore she would not need 2 years of treatment-i will keep praying and let my higher power hopefully help her. po told her 2 yrs treatment-she thinks that's insane-thanks for the quick responses lori-glad u are here for all of us
Loraura Re: Hit rock bottom - begged me for treatment
So she wanted treatment on HER terms then.
I see.
I've yet to find treatment centers that advertise this method.

"Come get clean here without any rules from us because obviously you already know how to get clean, stay clean, and live your life well, because that's why you're seeking treat...er... wait... umm.... never mind that...."
robinrue Re: Hit rock bottom - begged me for treatment
unfortunately u are correct again
robinrue Re: Hit rock bottom - begged me for treatment
how ironic -my 1 year anniversary posting to this board!

See also:

When does someone really hit rock bottom?

My best understanding of addiction

Husband, first time in jail because of meth

Is there any talking a meth addict into quitting?

Quitting Crystal Meth / Methamphetamine


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