I never imagined that I would ever have to stay up all night pulling a on-on-one watch to help save a life! You see, my nephew has a serious heroin addiction problem. I knew he was getting into trouble with drugs and alcohol but nothing like what I recently saw! He finally seems ready and willing to get the help he needs.
His parents asked if I would watch him for a couple of days while they research the different rehabs in Utah as they learned that Utah is one of America’s capitol for substance abuse treatment! They eventually found a fitting drug rehab center that will meet his emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological needs on a intimate and personal level.
I thought I had seen it all but not true after this experience. I have never experienced as a first hand witness the illnesses associated with withdrawal and cravings. My nephew was literally crawling out of his skin. Therefore he was attempting to ditch me multiple times throughout the night. I was given the order to not let him out of my sight no matter what and to even stay close to the door even while he is going to the bathroom!
I feel like a rookie turned veteran after going through this horrid experience. I would not wish this upon my greatest enemy. One thing is for sure, I would do it all over again if it means saving a life of a loved one or even a stranger for that matter. I had no idea just how low the depths of manipulation an addict will go to get what they want.
I decided to put down the portable dvd cap for one evening and to raise awareness for all that the disease of addiction is absolutely very real! Please get professional help if you know someone in need of drug or alcohol rehab help! It is never too late! On a different note, stay tuned as I will report on the progress of my nephew!