Let’s welcome our newest blogger Heidi Houle. Her words strike a chord among families of those struggling as only someone who has walked in our shoes can do. Thank you Heidi!
The day I told the world my son was addicted to drugs, was the day I broke free. No longer would I hide from the stigma of what others thought of me. I raised my son the best I could, I am not perfect but I am good. I taught him the difference between right and wrong and if he ever felt peer pressure to always stay strong. He grew up happy and healthy with great skills to use, how could I have forseen that it would be drugs he would choose. So many years I lived with shame and would stifle back tears when I said his name. No longer do I allow myself to feel ashamed, nor do I stay silent when others point and blame. I hold my head up high because like everyone’s child mine was a gift from God above, and my precious son to me you will always be, covered in love ♡
It’s so important to speak out about addiction, reduce the shame and stigma around it. I almost killed myself with drugs, now I’m 10 years clean and happier than I have ever been. There is a way out of the nightmare of drugs. http://bit.ly/1ER5cLY
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