Just Stop Caring

Posted by | January 29, 2014 | Drugs & Alcohol | One Comment

My dad is a heroin addict. I haven’t seen him in over 5 years and I miss him very much. My mom doesn’t have contact with him and I don’t know anyone who does. All I want is to see him but I can’t. He knows where I live and has my phone number but doesn’t call. That’s what I don’t understand. I don’t understand why he doesn’t call or visit me.

It makes me feel unloved. I worry every day of my life about him because I know heroin is a dangerous drug. I have no way to know if he is ok or not and that stresses me out. Sometimes I think I should just stop caring but I can’t.

One Comment

  • admin says:

    It is great that you are reaching out. It sounds like you are really struggling with the current status of the relationship you have with your father.

    It seems like you have a good grasp on his situation. You understand that he is struggling with his own problems and the addiction can be harsh on the body. It might be hard for him to contact you because he wishes he could be a better dad, but he can’t until he betters himself.

    It might take some time before he contacts you, but you know he has the capability to contact you. If you get a chance to communicate some way let him know that you are willing to accept his call whenever he is ready.

    Until that time here is the website for alateen. They help teens who suffer from watching loved ones go through an addiction. They could be a great support for you! http://www.al-anon.alateen.org

    Please continue to reach out if you feel you need someone to talk to. You can email, chat, or call the hotline and a counselor will support you through your struggles. Stay strong!

    Jenna, Counselor

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