I just haven't had the "energy" to post.
For the past 2 mornings, Emily has texted her Dad to say she wants help, will go to rehab. The house they were squatting in got busted. She was hand cuffed , but let go.. DARN! Pretty much everyone around her is being arrested or going to rehab.
She will text for awhile, saying they are breaking in cars to sleep. She texts early in the morning and quits by 10 or 11 am. I am assuming she wakes up sick, then gets a fix and forgets she wants help. She said she has not bathed in 9 days. She no access to water or food. She says she is very sick. She needs help immediately.
I can tell you, for once , my husband and I are on the same page. He is agreeing with everything and enforcing it. This makes it so much easier. One weight off the shoulders.
We are consistent in telling her.. get yourself to to detox and then we will talk. If she can get drugs, steal, convince the police to let her go, she can get herself to detox. We remind her that she is consistently telling us we can't do anything because she is an adult now. So adults take care of themselves. How bad do you want it?? If you want it bad enough, you will do what you have to to get yourself help. There are many detox places here, she knows what to say to get in.
We have a place we've been talking to for rehab. It is very long term and not easy. But, we are not jumping til we see she takes action. Even if she got herself detoxed, she might decide she feels "better" and not follow thru with our bottom line, long term rehab.
There was a mini blizzard here .. schools and businesses are closed today. I can't imagine living on the streets in this weather. I have to say it breaks my heart I can't give her a blanket or warm meal.. but, she has done this to herself. I just choose not to think about that end of it.
But, it feels good not to back down. To hold firm.
I just wanted to ask, that you keep her in thoughts and prayers these days. I believe it takes a village of prayer. I need to build that village.