10-06-2021 04:29 AM - edited 10-06-2021 05:19 AM
10-06-2021 03:18 PM
Thank you for sharing this with us @Itisreal
It sounds like what you are going through is very difficult at the moment and we're glad that you can talk about it here. I am sorry to hear about the hardships in your relationship with your son. It's a complicated position for you to be in right now, considering his mental health, substance use, concerns about his future, and your other children.
I was wondering if you would consider seeking advice regarding your son’s substance use? I've seen that you're from the US and I want to let you know that there are professional support phone lines where you can seek advice here, and programs where your son can meet other young people that are on the same journey here.
I also want to check in and make sure that you are also supporting yourself during this difficult time. Do you have any supports for yourself? (e.g. friends, other family or professional support). If you would like other supports, I would recommend calling one of these helplines as they are also for families who support young people with mental health and substance challenges.
There are many members of our community that have been through similar experiences. You are not alone and we're glad that you're here.