Guest post from Mother of an “at risk person for homelessness”
As my son, who battles addiction, confesses to me that he now knows 35 people who have been murdered due to drugs, I shutter realizing that at 57 years of age I barely know 35 people who have died from natural causes let alone being murdered.
During the 16 years that my son has struggled with addiction, my biggest fear has not been that he would die from an overdose of drugs, but that he would end up being killed over drugs.
The number of people he knows who have been killed does nothing to alleviate this fear.
Seeing this, I am beginning to realize how important it is for a recovering addict to leave all that they know in order to beat the addiction successfully.
As long as you continue to be friends with people who are still in their addiction, the easier it will be to fall back into the pattern.
I believe that is one reason why Therapeutic Farms such as Woodwynn have such high success rates.
The residents are indeed leaving their old life, friends and habits behind them and starting fresh.