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How my son won the battle

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How my son won the battle

My son attended one of the most prestigous schools in our country, with all the promise of pursuing a career in medicine. At 15 he was introduced to marijuana by his more affluent schoolmates. As a result he did not finish school with the required qualifications and instead of taking the classes necessary to get the missing subjects, he truantly squandered his time smoking and liming with other drug users. He refused to make the effort to get a job or keep one when it was provided. Eventually he had to leave our home and ended up on the streets selling cigarettes and homeless.

He lived on the streets for 4 years, during which time he seemed to have reflected on all that he had been brought up to be. After being arrested for possession he made a conscious decision to stop" cold turkey" ,he was asked to come home, assissted in getting a job and i am proud to say, ?has been drugfree for the past 7 years, maintains his job in a time when jobs are very hard to get, bought himself a car and furniture.

To all parents,siblings and children out there who have suffered what my family did through those years, know that with prayers, God's Grace and determination there is hope

This Story of Hope was created in celebration of recovery and to let families know that there are pathways to hope and healing. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who are struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page so that families know where to turn to for help, and that there is always hope.

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1. Dianne Llanos
This is silly , yes it may have calculated the total amount of labor but it never count the love and care that a mother gives us, the sacrifices and motivation they gives to their children and also in molding their child to be a good person,.. are as well should be paid as a teacher, comforter.. no money could repay a mothers love ....but It's a quite interesting sort anyway...