In the past, while my son was an active user, I would be in constant fear of not hearing from him, or hearing from someone else calling to tell me he overdosed. That happened more than once.
It has been a VERY long road with him. I have had many sleepless nights, many visits to the courts, jail, doctors, having him in and out of over 20 rehabs, not to mention the financial burden.
I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful I am that my son not only found but embraced CFC, just as they did him. They saved his life. They have guided him in ways that I couldn’t. They introduced him to him, if that makes any sense. They showed him all that he could do. All he could accomplish. They guided him with facing his fears, helping with not only his addiction but with his self esteem. He has had to address his past, the good, bad and ugly.
He is very dedicated to his recovery. He has goals that he reaches, and then makes new ones. I no longer have the fear of getting that dreaded phone call.
I now look forward to him calling me. We have serious and extremely funny conversations. I am VERY proud of him and the man he has become.
I appreciate my Mother’s Day more and more.
Diane Russo, Proud Mother