RIP

RIP

​The last few weeks have been quietly sad for me after learning of the deaths of four addicts, either known to me or to friends of mine. My drug-addicted son knew two of them well. He worked with one and rented a sofa for many months in the other’s flat. All four were...
Mum, can you lend me twenty quid?

Mum, can you lend me twenty quid?

​If you’re the parent of an addict you should read this book. Elizabeth Burton-Phillips wrote the very sad, harrowing story about her sons’ drug addiction. She then went on to set up DrugFAM, a charity which helps families of addicts like we do. It’ll make you weep...
Legalising drug use

Legalising drug use

I’ve been reading about MPs who want to legalise drug use, to focus more on help for addicts. Something definitely needs to change because drug deaths are rising: there were 2,670 in England alone last year. This statistic is scary for those of us who love an addict....
Who says I’m an addict

Who says I’m an addict

If you’d like to try and understand what drives your addict, try this book. Written from the author’s own experiences, it’s full of insight, easy to read and gives lots of information about addiction and...
Autumn, again

Autumn, again

Autumn has arrived and leaves are falling. In essence I love this time of year, especially when we’ve had some decent summer weather. I feel respite in the cooler temperatures and darker evenings. Being at home, reading, watching TV and cooking tasty hot food is so...