My son Tyler is soon to be 19. We connect daily, usually at the end of the day he and our two cats Pickles and Snoopy gather on my bed and we chat.
Yesterday he expressed he is having trouble sleeping and we talked of his anxiety.
I asked how bad it was and he said it is getting pretty bad. On a scale of 1-10 daily he said it’s about a 7 or 8.
Tyler never complains.
We spoke about possible solutions and medication was in there. We both talked about using marijuana.
Tyler has never had a drug and he does not drink. But Tyler is not an addict, I am.
This is the part of MY recovery where I have to remember that other people can use chemical substances appropriately…..but I cannot.
Even when it comes to my own son, I have to realize we are different people. If something like a gummy pot candy can help him…I am not at liberty to try and control or prevent it.
I do not want my son to suffer anymore just because his mom is an addict.
This is not easy but I know in my heart it will be ok.