Hi @longhornmom my husband struggled with cocaine addiction and it was a tough recovery process to watch and help him through. How open is your communication with your son around the use - is it pretty transparent and does he have any expressed interest in stopping?
For my husband it was very hard for him to talk about the problems he was having over the course of a few years it got worse and there were a few rock bottoms where professional help seemed like it might be an option for him but it took a final rock bottom to turn the corner and decide to go to rehab. His journey after rehab was upwards but slow. I’d say now 5 years into recovery he’s doing amazing, but it wasn’t until the 4th & 5th year that he didn’t have a major relapse. Just sharing how it was for us. It’s absolutely possible to get through it and come out the other side but it takes time to heal. That first year was rough, especially when removing the drug leaves them in depression. But it’s all been worth it and there are so many struggling with this it’s really very common
In response to the journey I went through with my husband, I actually created the program I wished I’d had starting out and we just completed a clinical pilot trial with it, funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
We got great results and I think you’ll find it really useful. Take a look at our Course HERE, and let me know if you have any questions I can help answer.