There’s no one home today so the house is uncomfortably quiet. I’ve been thinking back on my AS’s life and most of it has been in active opioid addiction with all the heartache and despair that goes with it. The nightmare started when he was about 16 and he just turned 41.
I was talking to a male coworker the other day and briefly tried to explain. I could tell that he believes it’s just bad choice Addict’s make and they simply continue to choose this life. I looked at him and said you have no idea what you’re talking about. My son was raped for two years by a neighborhood pedophile in his early teens and kept silent till his 30’s. You don’t know what pain or trauma a person may have suffered that led to their addiction. I ended the conversation when he said he had empathy for me but not my son. Is this how most people unaffected by addiction feel? I was so appalled. It really rattled me to the core.