Hello Everyone, I am reaching out tonight to find help/support for my father, my family and myself thru this tumultuous time. My father who is 55 is suffering incredibly due to the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction. I had only within the last 2 years become aware of the drug addiction. I was never exposed first hand to it when I was growing up thankfully. My father has been quite the alcoholic however since I can remember. My family (to include: My husband and 2 young children) relocated to live with my parents for what was to be a temporary move until we got on our feet. However since living here in this house with both parents, a lot has come to light. I found (6) pot plants growing freely on my parents' property that I pulled and burned before my children saw them. I am a veteran Security Forces Member - so I take this type of action incredibly serious. Well to continue this long story, my father went to a 28 day rehab and had us all fooled. He came out "glorified" and gungho about this new lifestyle of his. Well that didn't last long. Within a few weeks, he turned to his old tricks again. Then when asked if he was stoned or drunk, he lied. Well my mother kicked him out of the house this past week for lying about the being high issue. He didn't have contact with any of us for (1) week. He called my mom this morning to ask to come home. She let him. He spoke to us adults this evening saying that he is going to ask us for support "finally" and help him thru this because he lived the life of a homeless person for a week and he doesn't want to go back. He has asked my mom to hold his money and credit cards and he does not want to leave the house unescorted any longer until he feels ready. I have almost lost all faith in any words my father says about how he feels and such. What approach do I take to this "new" dad?View Thread
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