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The apple didn't fall far from the tree. My adult son came to me last year and asked for help going to rehab. He wanted to go where I went in 2000. He got in and stayed sober for 10 months. Called me last night to tell me he relapsed and got caught at work on a random test. He was hired as a chef at the rehab after 9 months sobriety. He is now faced with having to repeat the program. He asked if his Mom and me would come down for a little moral support, she is a normal and a little more upset even though I warned her coming up on 1 year was a critical point in time for a lot of addicts. I admit I am disappointed for him> I know it will be even more difficult to repeat his program. I not asking for advice, I am just venting to this group. I'll go and not judge.

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IamNobody Level 8 June 1, 2018

It's good that you'll not judge him and you'll be there for him. That makes a huge first difference. I wish y'all the best


I wish you all the best. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to deal with the addiction. Then to worry about your son's addiction. I hope you stay strong and over time, both of you stay sober.

brentan Level 8 June 1, 2018

Hoping for the best. Not everyone gets it the 1st time around. Hope he gets through this.

anthonyco Level 5 June 1, 2018

Yeah, I hope so. 10 months is quite a bit for a first time. He has tools and support so.........

@Jinxsdad I went to my 1st residential rehab about a year ago. Was there for 21 days. Then shipped to another PHP type for about 14 days..... I was amazed when I heard several people mention that this was their 13th time in rehab.... 13! Blew my mind.


With you in this man.

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