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Thank you to those who follow and read my blog. πŸ’―β˜˜πŸ’―

I started it last September as an outlet for my struggle with my son’s addiction. I thought it would take me away from the need to “fix” him. The “experts” said to learn all about addiction and how it works on the brain. So I did. I still thought I could pass that knowledge on to others and especially to my family members to encourage more compassion and ideas on how to help.

Sometimes I feel like I’m doing it wrong, or I’m too early in the process OR I’ve just come to realize that this disease is the absolute most cunning, insidious, unforgiving, unmanageable thing of all time. ☒

I have received a lot of support. I appreciate so many new friends. Despite not feeling like I quite fit in to each group, we all have something in common: Pain…..& The daily journey to move past it. Some do it with hobbies and careers, others are hard core activists and some have committed to a deeply devoted spiritual practice to lean on.πŸ›

I still struggle with finding my peace. Despite meetings, counseling, and so many books read- I still feel lost & heart broken as he continues to make poor choices & spiral further into the correctional system.

Despite what pain I’m still experiencing, there is someone else who is hurting worse. It’s my little granddaughter. I don’t get to see her because the gate keeper doesn’t approve of me; so I am working on a children’s book for kids of addicts. I’ve written the story as if im talking to her and it’s being illustrated in her image. I hope it’s the right thing to do considering all the ripples that addiction has destroyed.

If you would like a copy let me know. Of course all proceeds of it will go to her to help make up for not having her Dad in her life. He loved her so very much, & talks about her often; it just seems impossible to him to comply with all the requirements due to his hijacked brain being a slave to it’s master.

Please join my book club to share resources with each other.

If you are in another country, or even USA, please share your favorite addiction post of mine.. I would love other country’s perspectives and experiences. Thank youπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΌπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΏπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²πŸ‡»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡»πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΏπŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡»πŸ‡¬πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΎπŸ‡ΉπŸ‡ΎπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡½πŸ‡°πŸ‡ΌπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΌπŸ‡«

Thank for listening and most of all sorry we’re in this together but there is strength in numbers πŸ’ͺπŸ”’πŸ‘­

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Samantha Waters

A unique perspective on the world from a small town girl turned big city nurse. Now a grandmother to 6 gregarious, resplendent boys and 5 endearing, magical girls, she strives the make the world a more understanding, pleasant place to experience this intense thing called life.

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