Holly L Campbell, CADC, RMSR, SQP


Behind the Human Curtain

Depressed teen free Morgue file

Guest author: name withheld for confidentiality

The day before Christmas, I received a phone call from my oldest son asking me to pick him up on a downtown corner in a risky neighborhood. He gets in the car wearing sunglasses even though the day is dark and cloudy.  My inner alarm sounds and my heart starts to tear… he is high again.  Back home I watch him slowly begin to detox. How many times does this need to happen?  My rule is that he can stay at home as long as he is willing to get help. Of course he agrees as he has nowhere to go. We plan to go to a local hospital inpatient unit but you have to be in a certain physical state to get admitted, and this depends on who is doing the intake and bed availability. Sometimes he can be admitted, sometimes not-…

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Comments on: "Improving the System for Our Loved Ones: A Mother’s View of Addiction and Services" (1)

  1. Thanks for reblogging our post on Improving the System for Our Loved Ones: A Mother’s View of Addiction and Services! Most appreciated!

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