What caused a happy, beaming mother to be to decide to use one last time? I will never know. Perhaps the thought of it being the last time never entered her mind. Does it ever?
..tonight we know that if the threat of violence lies in one's heart, it is escalated by drugs, not created by them.
For the record, I hate alcohol and I hate drugs.
There are two distinct memories of addiction that haunt me to this day. One I have shared, this next one, very few people know. How do we define successful parenting? Often, one looks past the parents and begins grading the successful adult children. It goes that way. The hours we put into teaching wrong and …