Every once in a blue moon I mention something about the current politics on this blog and there are always a few people that freak out as if no blogs should ever reference anything going on in the real world.
Well there is more going on in the real world aside from President Trump and his escapades. And this post is for the families that have gone through it or are currently going through it or know someone that is. And that is the opioid crisis that is gripping our nation.
For a background to this real-world post I will send you to this link http://www.frugallittlebungalow.com/slice-life-fun-serious-troubles-well/
And then I will tell you that this past time ( via the link ) despite your hopes and prayers along with everyone else that it was NOT successful and he did NOT complete his program and that he DID continue on with the drugs.
He lied to us…told us that he was kicked out of his room for smoking there…and we believed it. He lied about a lot of other things that we either fell for or had suspicions about.
In the end he hit rock bottom…no money, desperate to get out of the cycle and went to rehab for the full four weeks and completed the program.
He’s not coming HERE nor to his brothers’ house since he betrayed us. He had to find a solution…halfway house / another friend to take him in etc. We have all worked together on this with a few friends and came up with a ‘tough love’ solution.
I think that it is going to work out this time and my message to any of you that have friends or family or neighbors going through something like this is that they have to really WANT it and he finally does.
So don’t stop hoping / praying. Always hope and pray, pray, pray :)
And I will tell you that the first time that I became aware of this crisis was a few years back. A NURSE !! A nurse from a good family overdosed and died. I was shocked and dismayed. I did not realize that it could happen to anyone / any family.
I hope that being honest about this will help someone :)
Meanwhile I’ve got Koopa his dog and will probably have to have him for quite awhile :)
I’ll not go in to the hassles of that but just post a favorite picture of him from a few years back :