My daughter has played a less and less role in the blog as the years passed.
Now, it's mostly about raising the children of a heroin addict. The physical changes they have gone (are going) through. The medical issues they face by virtue of their mother's choice to use heroin and other drugs while pregnant with them.
I am returning to the present, and this blog will be about the family. The things the kids go through. The behaviors they have.
We will have parts of the addiction, let's face it, we cannot really get away from that aspect of the situation.
But I am no longer in anguish over her addiction. It is HER addiction, not mine. There may be the occasional tidbit of stuff about how her addiction, recovery or use of methadone impacts the family, but primarily, the blog is now about survival of having a child as an addict. What we do on a daily basis, how the kids are, what we do to minimize the fallout.
Which, is what I started the blog to do.
Peace be with you!!
Also, I am not private anymore, at least until I get a stalker again LOL.
ADDITIONALLY - if any of you out there in cyber land are ALSO raising grandchildren (nieces, nephews, sisters, brothers) who are the children of an addict parent - please let me know so I can link to your blogs!!! There are just SO MANY of us out there now. We have a VOICE and we need to start USING IT !!!! Heck, even the AARP has a division dedicated SOLELY to us. Can you believe that?