Originally Posted by da-pal
QUOTE=SusanGene]my daughter's boyfriend has tracks on his arms that her son, 7, says is "because he loves us so much he does it when he's away from us" which , by the way, has been for the past 3 weeks. We have him pegged as a "travelin' man" as in the old Ricky Nelson song.
My daughter now tells me "he injected WATER; he needed the PAIN."
Does this make sense to anyone or has she fallen for a sick joke? I do know the guy is an alcoholic; he admitted that much.
I'm really confused form this statement but....
EDITED STATEMENT ....
I'm sorry to say but I think it's much worse then what you think....
When mixing dope you add water to it..mix it and shoot it. Shooting water is a street term for shooting dope.... heroin. Look for these items.. Needles, bottle caps, and if he's part of the needle program he might have a membership card in his wallet. The needle program is run by the state and provides small cotton balls to strain the impurities, bottles to mix the dope and water, needles..small 1/8" . The bottle cap would have no plastic and be pure metal. The membership card allows addicts carry these items needles...etc and not get into trouble. My friend is just getting over his horrible addiction and I know how it works. . He's currently on a methadone maintenance plan and is doing great. WHat I have edited is this post is addidng this statement..."I have spoken with my friend who is in the maintainence plan I spoke of and he stated shooting water is also a street term for shooting meth or even alcohol, mainly dope though. ALL THREE WILL KILL YOU.
PLAN AND SIMPLE YOU DON"T INJECT ANYTHING into your body EXCEPT TO GET HIGH. If HE HAS TRAX THEN HE'S ADDICTED. Does hen wear long sleeve shirts a lot, even in the summer....what about money were does he get it?
Don't get angry, don't go crazy, GO to Narcotics anonymous and find out if he falls into the pattern. They have a test for people like you who don't know if there loved one is an addict...so you take a survey/test...which will illustrate behaviors...etc
What ever you do don't call his mother or affect his living status. If he's addicted he will leave and choose his addiction over the people he loves..and once he's gone it's going to be tough to get him back. It will just get worse.
Now I could be completely wrong....but people don't shoot themselves with needles....people that do have stepped over the line from recreational to addict. Ask your daughter has she shot it?
I'm not a doctor, I don't know the best way to aproach the issue, all I do know is that it will get worse.
If I'm right then I would call the insurance company he's with and find out about drug rehabilitation programs...how much or will they cover it. If he does not have insurance he will be covered by the state. There's a few different detox's but he if he is an addict (Opiod) he needs to go through rehab first (to get the edjucation to stay clean) and I think Suboxone or Methadone is his best detox method....but now we are getting ahead of ourselves.
First thing is to
FIND OUT WHAT HE IS USING AND IF YOUR DAUGHTER IS TOO.
THANK YOU FOR THIS VERY INFORMATIVE POST. But..call his mother??
This is a 45 year old man; his mother knows all about his past and his felons.
I've only met him twice. I have nothing whatever to do with his life or his being sober or not; all I care about is my daughter, 40, and her son, 7, who believe his lies. Anyway, he's been gone 3 weeks and is so far away I doubt she'll be seeing him for weeks. All they do now is talk on the phone while he whines and fantasizes living on the beach somewhere. He is homeless but has managed to locate women and family across the country who take him in for various reasons. An elderly couple right here in town "keep" him with them for a few weeks; then he disappears. Ive not been over to the house to check for metal bottle caps. My D is into Ativan for her nerves; and her nerves ARE shot, that's for sure. Her family is providing for her; she won't work but she does have a real estate broker's license. This guy is given money by a wealthy woman in another state; my D has called her and they argued!
A 'traveling man's' worst nightmare: his girlfriends comparing notes.
I know he has at Least 3 girlfriends; my D found a love note from one. He said he never heard of the girl. These are 2 middle aged adults with minds of children; very dependent, lazy children. Luckily, my grandson sings like a canary when he spends the night with us. He tells me everything even though his mom tells him to stop it.