Thanks for the support.
I have looked at loads of sites and yours is, without doubt ,the best put together I have found.
Hi I having been living with an addict for many years now the road to recovery is timeless and a drain on every emotion which can make you become as emotionally detached as the addict themselves. Far to much time is spent in arguements and contemplation on how things will ever improve and the first thing to do is carry on with life we haven't decided to retreat and if their addiction is paying its toll on our lives and health, make that choice and look after number one. It is of no benefit to anyone if it is the carer who suffers you cannot change this illness it is the person themselves who have that choice.
I have read as many articles as I can over the years and it has took a long time to realise there is no cure. I would like to say thanks for the information provided on this site it is clear, informative and well presented. To all those who are unfortunate enough to have to deal with this wether your the carer or the sufferer never give up.
A really execellent site keep up the good work.
I've just logged on to your website for the first time & thought it was great. I work in Sheffield as a Families & Friends Development Worker, supporting groups & drug agencies in supporting anyone whose life is affected by someone else's drug misuse. I've recently had more & more requests from schools to try and initiate some parental involvment/engagment within the school. I found the family link, very impressive. I just wanted to congratulate you on your site and will be ensuring that it is now available through our Sheffield Drug Action Teams website.
Great site. Thanks for carrying the message.
Last night my daughter got drunk.
She then fell over in her friend's bathroom and split her head open. Her boyfriend, who adores her, thought she was dead. They spent the night in A and E and she was transferred to Poole hospital. Her Dad and I saw her about 3 hours ago. There is blood all matted in her beautiful hair and I have brought all her clothes home to wash them, to get the blood out. I told her we loved her and would help her, did she want me to call A.A. She said no!
We have come home and I have found your wonderful website. She has been like this so many times I am getting use to it. You are right, I have to look after myself and the rest of our family. She drains me, but I love her, yet I will let her go. I am going to tell her about this letter and that it is up to her now.
Thank you so much.
HI IM A 19YR OLD FEMALE AND I JUST FELL ACROSS YOUR SITE. I SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION AND I AM A VERY HEAVY CANNABIS USER AND I REALLY WANNA STOP. I FIND IT REALLY HARD BECAUSE I HAVE LOST MY FRIENDS AND THE ONLY ONES I HAVE TAKE DRUGS TOO. I FEEL VERY ISOLATED AND VERY BLIND TO THE WORLD.
I STARTED SMOKING LAST YEAR AFTER MY DAD DIED AND MY BOYF FINISHED WITH ME. I FOUND IT VERY HARD SO I TURNED TO CANNABIS. EARLIER THIS YEAR I GOT INTO A NEW RELATIONSHIP AND I LAYED OFF IT ABIT BUT 3 WKS AGO I LOST HIM AS WELL. I QUIT COLLEGE (WHICH I MOVED AWAY TO DO) BUT BECAUSE I MISSED MY BOYF I CAME HOME, LATER REALISING IT WAS A BIG MISTAKE SO I HIT GANJA BIG TIME AGAIN. IVE NOW GOT A SHITTY JOB AS A WAITRESS WORKING WITH MY X AND I FEEL INCREDIBLY SUICIDAL BUT I KNOW THAT I NEED HELP. IM STARTING COUNCELLING THIS WEEK AND IM GOING TO TRY TO PIECE EVERYTHING BACK TOGETHER BUT I KNOW THAT I CANT WHILE IM DEPENDING ON DRUGS. PEOPLE ALWAYS THINK THAT DRUG ADDICTION IS HEROIN OR COCAINE BUT I TELL YOU NOW IT AINT BECAUSE I WOULD DO ANYTHING TO CHANGE LAST YEAR (STARTING DRUGS). YOU NEVER THINK YOU HAVE A PROBLEM UNTIL YOU REACH THE FINAL STAGE THE LOWEST OF LOW.
YOUR SITE IS WICKED ITS MADE ME FEEL LIKE I CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT MY LIFE AND START AGAIN.IT IS SO REASSURING TO KNOW THAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE REALLY TOOK THE TIME OUT TO RESEARCH DRUGS AND HOW USERS FEEL.
****KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK****PEOPLE LIKE ME NEED THIS****
Hi - I am a health professional whose 17 year old son is a cannabis abuser.
Your site is marvellous and just what I was looking for to help my family
support my son. I will encourage him to visit and intend to put into
practise your excellent advice.
What an absolutely fabulous website!! I am a youth worker in Bootle and this website will be brilliant to use with the young people I work with, thank you.
My name is Shannon, and I work with adolescents that have substance abuse. I really enjoyed your web site, you had a lot of education about what is going on, and you were down on their level. It is very hard to reach young people of today, seems the best way to reach them, is through other young people and adults that they can trust. Keep up the good work, and thank goodness some out in this world cares about our young people of today......... Thank you
This is the best drugs related website I have seen. Keep up the good work with regular updates, especially on Crack which is taking over from Heroin as the major problem drug available on the streets. You may also might like to make it clearer that 90% of Heroin users started off as casual Cannabis users.
My husband is a cocaine addict. We have 4 children. I have been on numerous websites, attended family councilling and today after reading the 'Help For You' section on your web- site, something just clicked! I have had no contact with my husband for nearly a month and I HAVE FELT GUILTY! Not any more. I have a life and i want to live it with no more lies and deceit. I have felt as many others have, isolated and alone in this. As much as friends and family are supportive they just don't seem to know how much I am hurting.
Thank you for making me see that I have a future with my children. I have to move on for my sake as well as theirs.
I THINK THIS SITE IS THE BEST ONE IVE VISITED MY PARTNER IS AN ALCOHOLIC AND I AM FINDING IT ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT AT THE MOMENT AS MY PARENTS WERE BOTH ALCOHOLICS TOO.
THANK YOU FOR THE ADVICE ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THINGS IT DOES HELP.
I have spent some time this morning on your site and have found it user friendly, very informative and helpful- thankyou. When my head stops spinning I will sort out a donation but not this minute - sorry - but we have too much on our plate right now.
Relative to constructive feedback - the pages where you very cleverly identified to me personally were a real godsend. It has been impossible to see the wood for the trees these last few weeks and as you are all too aware, the people closest to the problem try, against all the odds, to be there, provide a shoulder to cry on, creature comforts, an ever open door and so forth - they try to do everything they can to 'help'. The potential
risks to the individual concerned are paramount and protection is provided at all costs, resulting in extreme anxiety and stress to the carers and absolutely no impact on the abuser. To learn that we have been 'doing it all wrong' is admittedly rather alarming but very very positive. We have had simply no way forward until now. Constantly discussing what can WE do, how can WE help more, why are WE failing, how can WE make him see what he is doing to himself and those around him. To know that we are powerless in this exercise, though painful at least provides a baseline from which to proceed. Many thanks again,
Hi, I'm S*****, I'm 15 and i live in a really rough area...but i'd just like to say, i have a friend, close friend, M******* and he is only 16... he has had a bad drugs problem for near on 2 years, and I have tried to help him. He started on Cannabis then moved up to Heroin. He already knew what the consequences were, but somehow it didn't register in his head, but when i told him it opened his eyes.
When i found your amazin' website, i was like "oh my god!" It's great! Because unfortunately i have quite a few friends like Martin...and thanks to your web-site i can now help them even more, with more advice...its also helped me too!!!!!!
THANKS VERY MUCH!!!
ITS PEOPLE LIKE U DAT MAKE THE WORLD A BETA PLACE 4 ALL OF US!!
I thought your website was excellent! I am married to a heavy cannibus user. I used to think that my partner's addiction didn't affect my marriage. I thought the problems were all me. Thank you for giving me some answers to the nagging questions that I've had!! Keep up the good work!
I wold just like to say that i really like your web site. Lately I've been doing alot of research on alcoholism because two years ago my cousin was killed by a drunk driver. She had a three month old baby boy that she left behind and a wonderful fiance. Do to this horrible person she is no longer here to see her beutiful son grow up.
I don't believe too many people know the dangers of drinking and not only drinking but drinking and driving. Too many people are killed from this. I would just like to thank you for your web site, and informing people of the dangers of alcohol and drugs.
Hello this is some one from Toronto Canada I find your sit very informative I have a brother how is addicted to heroin and I do not know what to do but I think this sit will help me. And I will get my brother to look in to it Thank you very much keep it up.
keep up the good work.i drink a lot myself, maybe one day i,ll ask for your help, hopefully before it,s too late.
Wow, what a fabulouse,informative,sad web site My son is 18, so needs to be liked and popular, and has met up with some "dodgy" characters who are openly doing drugs. The sad thing is they are abusing my sons place to do their thing! My son is so afraid to kick them out incase they beat him up and trash his flat. i have doubted my son when I asked if he was using and he would say"no" but the mood swings, spent all his wages, not paid his rent etc I had cause for concern, and decided to face him head on, took the strange looking jugs, bottles from his flat. Today he has been to see me and he just appears to be so much calmer about things. Maybe as I haven't screamed at him and ended up a blubbering wreck in front of him. My heart goes out to the parents who are dealing with a much more severe situation than I, Thank you for opening my eyes to "how to go about this" your suggestions have most definately worked, not only did I face the problem but so did my son and we did it together. With every day is a new day and we will walk this road together.
i was feeling really down today my partner walked out today because of the usual, we were arguing over his drinking and aggression. Every week he says he is going to give it up but he doesn't and its ruining my life and i fear soon it will affect my son, but after reading your website i know now that i have to make a decision, im going to make a proper life for me and my son.
I am a RGN, who delivers training to HCA's working in hospitals and for agencies. I logged onto your site for an insight and for information.I am about to deliver a basic lecture on mental health and mental illness and will be mentioning substance abuse.
What a good site, informative and realistic.
Your site has inspired me to research and deliver a subject on substance abuse alone. I also am due to start my CERT ED, I also work with a local college and have been asked to prepare a lecture, in case I have to fill in at short notice on any of the Professional Care courses.
Thank you for the insight and the inspiration to get this message across.
brilliant web site! A friend of mine had a drugs problem (now getting councelling) and i checked your web site out for advice on what sort of support i can give her.Thanks you
After a lonely search for help.. you at least offered some! I was beginning to think everyone offered links but no actual help!
Your website as shown me that there is help and although I feel like shouting I realise I do need help. I will be contacting my GP to refer me to one of your Rehabs. Thank you once again for your honesty in your approach to this sad matter of drug abuse. I hope after my recovery I am able to help others............
Hi my name is Eve. I think your website is excellent! Actually it beats every website I have viewed. I am in the program of AA, living a life of 6 months sobriety!
It has been tough, but a hell of a lot better!
The Website is a great idea. My son who is 17 has a drug problem and it has been difficult for all family members.
Thanks again and I hope this site grows
Hello, my name is E**** and im doing a Drug Study on drugs and addiction as a whole. Its 80% of my A-level. I have just finished using your site and would like to say that it must be THE best drug site i have found! It is fantastically informed, and help me learn a thing of two that i never knew before.
Congratulations on making the best Website i have ever surfed!
I just wanted to say I have been addicted to cannabis for about 6 years and I have got myself into so much debt but still i carry on running up debts. I did try to give up a couple of months ago and lasted 21 days and for me that's a miracle. We have a centre in my town but I keep putting it of over and over again but since visiting you website I will be visiting them this week, just wanted to say i have never seen such an infornatice and a feeling of help is out there, thanks very much
Hi there, I'd like to say your site has been very helpfull and informative source of information. I am one of the many supposedly NON existant people addicted to cannabis. I have found it almost impossible to kick my addiction (12 years) as it is a drug i genuinely enjoyed and this was my only real vice.
What I didnt realise was that when I never wanted to go anywhere or do anthing, or when I couldnt remember something I was doing 2 minutes a go this was actually going to have a massive affect on my whole life and not just the time it was happening!
The amount of times I have tried to justify my problem by saying the likes of "well I dont drink so its ok" or " Ill just cut down and have it at the weekends" is unreal, Id hazard a guess at least once a week and when I was thinking it I genuinly did mean it like I do know whilst writing this.
People who dismiss cannabis addiction by saying its not an addictive form of drug have obviously a problem called "IGNORANCE", dont get me wrong if I could just have a reefa every now and again or socially with my mates I would - but one thing this site has hit home is if I keep fooling myself by saying im going to do that you ALWAYS 99% of the time revert back to the way you were saying " I'll just smoke this weekend and jack it in from monday"!.
Ive written most of this in the "past tense" but Ive only been off my beloved dope for a week but really do hope ive turned the corner this time as im sick of coughing my lungs up every morning and being not arsed to do anything most of the time. The daydreams I have every day of going places and achieving things in my life will hopefully now start to become a reality and I will leave the ganja time warp Ive been stuck in for so many years behine me.
Moderation is NOT the answer but TOTAL exclusion is - thanks for helping me to understand this.
After viewing your web pages,which we were using as part of my sons homework(year6),i found the information ,well presented and a compelling read on the insight of drugs
and their effects.
Just looked at your site for a Fire Service lecture on drug abuse.(some were found at the station).
Very good site .Easy to use and not too heavy to deter you.
10 out of 10 for info
what a great website. After several brushes with the law and the courts I have finally admitted that my son gas a drug problem. This has been the bleakest day of my life. I know that I will have to find the strength from some where and I think I have.
I am so grateful for being able to read your site, drugs has something that has frightened me and I knew little about them, I now have information that I hope will provide and help my son get back to a normal happy and health life. I felt confused and devastated when hearing him finally owing up to his problem, I also felt powerless by the whole thing, guilty and ashamed, as a mother you always try and advise them about the dangers of abuse in anyway, the information you supply helps me to understand more, gives me hope and a starting point in finding the proper help for all of us. many thanks
I am 31 years old and my father is alcoholic, although he is still in total denial. I live next door to him and my mother with my partner and our 2 children. My mother and I have been struggling with this on our own, and it has been great for me to find one place where many of my questions have been answered and I know we can find help. I don't feel so helpless anymore,
100% positive feedback, what could work better!!! Thank you for caring.
i think it is a very interesting website, very well structured and to the point. Good knowledge and understanding targeted at all different age groups.
i think that this that this site is very helpful i have alot of friends who take drugs and reading the informtion you give it made me realize that there are ways that i can help them and i have.
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