Getting people to listen is Frustrating at times
July 27, 2011 3:10pm CST
I have spent many years fighting for a child's life. My daughters. Up until May of this year the last 3 yrs has been a nightmare on my home, my life, my work, my son the grandchildren. I do not think there is anyone or anything her addiction has not touched. I wont bore you with too much detail but we have had to go rescue the grandchildren when she disappeared. We let her move in on the condition of counseling and going back to school. Well that did not go well long. Thank god the grandchildren were already living in the home on her last disappearance of 8 months. We had so many things stolen I haven't recovered financially still. So to say that stopping drugs is something I am very passionate about might actually be an understatement. I have worked in the medical field for many many years and I am seeing more and more consequences, sadness and losses due to drugs. It isn't always just illegal drugs. My daughters started on prescription drugs and spiraled out of control. We had even tried to have her arrested at one point. She was calling us at all hours telling us that helicopters and cars were following her. That they knew what she was going to do before she did. She was switching cell phones almost as much as some switch underwear. It was one of the most scariest times. I was trying to do anything I could to pin down and location on her and try to save her. I really thought I was going to lose her. When I called the police Department and talked to a Detective about having her picked up. They told me that 1) they don't really like to put women in jail. 2) she was just a small fish so unless a particular officer took an interest in her ( ie she hacked someone off) there just wasn't anything they could do. They knew she was moving drugs for some drug dealers. They knew more about what she was up to then I did. But could do nothing. The helplessness I felt was so devasting for me. So a few months ago I decided it was time to take a stand. My son will hear gossip about different activities from time to time from old high school friends who have not changed their lives around. The stories that come across the news of horrors committed to children and the devastation with my own daughters fight with darkness guided me to this adventure. I decided that there has to be away to sort of put it out there without getting my self into trouble :) I made a facebook page predominantly geared towards Oklahoma Okcac Oklahoma Citizens against Crime. What I have found out is that most don't seem to care. It effects everyone of us in some way. Our taxes, maybe a friend or relative, maybe us or someone we know has become of victim of a crime. It is just strangling us as a society. And everyone needs to be aware. The law enforcement is doing what they can. But it isn't enough. I thought posting links to these horror stories and some statistics would awaken a least a few. I want it to be heard from the mountain tops. Is that too much to ask for? Why is it that we don't want to open our eyes or stand up and scream til it has happened to us personally? Maybe it has come with age for me? But when ever I see anyone young or families going through fear, shock and grief of the domino effect of drugs I wanna cry. When I see the news stories on tv of the children and they horrors they have suffered I do cry. I am to the point that I believe that if you are convicted of meth a second time you should not be able to produce anymore children.These women who give their children drugs, who pawn their children for drugs, who abuse the children because of drugs or allow other to abuse them should be sterilized. Something has to give.
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