Hello thanks for sharing all your stories, they were sad, frightening, uplifting very informative, enlightening and encouraging.
My oldest son got in some trouble with the law and was sentenced 8, and half years.
His sister and brother and I drove to visit him regularly took home cooked meals, and did our best to make sure he had money in his account and things he needed.
He just got out of prison in June at the time. I didn’t notice any changes in him, because he didn’t live with me.
But as my son started coming around more, I noticed his behavior was off. He wouldn’t talk to me. He stayed in the bedroom; he was isolating himself.
He was normally a neat clean, freak so to speak just like I am, but no more. He began to be sloppy, messy room junky clothes all over the bed, soda cans, water bottle half full on the TV paper on the floor just a total mess.
That’s when I knew something was wrong; I thought it was just him transitioning back into the healthy society that it might take some time.
My family and I thought, but that wasn’t the case, I started watching him and I observed him on the porch with 7 or 8 little skinny joints rolled up.
I did not know what it was, so I asked my Daughter. She told me it was K2 synthetic marijuana and he can’t smoke regular marijuana because his probation officer will give him a urine test, and he’ll be headed back to prison.
But after seeing him after smoking it nodding like a heroin user, I would hate to think that we supported my sons K2 habit while in prison.
He came home addicted to drugs, which he may have tried it to cope with prison. He didn’t know what he was getting himself into until now.
I was concerned, so I talked to him he gave same reason. My daughter said why he was smoking this.
Since he’s been here with me, I have not been able to sleep, because he walks back and forth from bedroom to porch all day and night smoking.
Last night, he didn’t even sleep at all; I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how to approach him. I don’t know his mental state; I love my son with all my heart.
He has a support system but where do we start, we don’t want to confront him while he’s high, but we can’t catch him sober.
He was a beautiful son father and brother. We want him back he’s loved by many.
Thanks for letting me share this! God bless you all you’re in my prayers, please pray for us thanks again.