A couple of months ago, on September 21, I wrote in asking for any help I could get.
“Stanly” was kind enough to share with me. He very kindly told me I was in for a bumpy ride.
It is my two grandsons who live with me who are addicts. Spice had totally taken over their lives.
To tell you exactly what went down around here would be hard for you to believe.
Yelling, tears, breaking of things, trashing my car and just not going to work.
Stealing my credit card many times and any money they could find.
They started pawning my things, along with some of my jewelry.
I was devastated, to say the least.
I could not believe they would ever do such a thing to me, but they did.
The older brother got so bad he couldn’t stand himself. He had a great job before he quit going….not quitting or calling in sick, just not going.
Not sure what finally broke him, but thank God something did.
He took himself to the E.R., and they gave him something for the nausea and a stern talking to.
The next 24 hours were pure hell, he was losing it big time.
Somewhere a light turned on and he went to get some pot.
From that point on his troubles were over. He is a changed man.
I am not advocating the use of weed, but if it can help get over the withdrawals I saw him going through, I certainly would.
Fortunately for us, we live in a state where weed is legal – so is spice, I might add.
He has since gone back to work at the same place, and they welcomed him back. Unbelievable to me. Never asked him why, just said “we were wondering what happened to you”.
Not only did they take him back, he got a raise… HUH?
He is one very lucky young man, and he knows it.
Of course, smoking pot has its own problems, but if he made it through the spice ordeal he can handle this, no problem.
He keeps trying to get his younger brother to quit, but he isn’t going to………he likes it.
I am praying in time he will, with the help of his brother as an example he will see the end to the “Spice Saga”.
I do not care what class they put it in, it is the worst drug going today.
It will totally take over your mind and body. You will wind up looking like crap and a mere shadow if your former self.
Thanks to Stanly, I took a step back and realized he was right: it was not “my problem”, and I couldn’t fix it.
Hopefully the younger brother will reach his point soon. He knows all the bad stuff that goes along with it but keeps smoking anyway.
Like Stanly said, it has to be their choice.
May God help anyone who is going through this or with a family member. You will need every ounce of strength to get to the end of this.
God bless you all.