Heartbreak of Addiction

Jim Parton
6 min readMar 30, 2023
Photo by Colin Davis on Unsplash

My son is in the grips of addiction. Over the past decade, we have had to come to terms with what we can and cannot control. He is no longer a young man. He is on the “other side” of 35 years old now. I can’t ground him and send him to his room. I can’t make him behave like I would like for him to behave. The stark reality is he is in charge of his own destiny and there is little that any of us who love him can do to bring him back from the brink…

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Jim Parton

Retired Teacher and Funeral Celebrant. The gay and married dad of three grown children. I have always been fascinated by the human condition. Come read with me.