Li fe and Love of a mom with a daughter addicted to Meth

By
Pamela Freitag
Tell us about your (or your loved one's) recovery journey. What has been the most rewarding part?

It touched my daughter and not in a good way but we won and she is alive and has a great life now and a beauty daughter. She understands she can hang with old influences or friends. I know my life will never be the same and would not wish this on any parent.

Do you have a message for the Shatterproof community?

So hang in there cause there is light and a rainbow at the end of the tunnel that your child is crawling through to get to the other side of addiction.

I lost my daughter to a meth house for 1 1/2 year which she was 19. She finally came home when she was sick with open wounds from the meth. With the help of my attorney and the Joplin police drug unit we took down the meth house and the 3 guys that were getting young woman addicted and they are still in prison. Back to my beautiful daughter with the help of friends and friends that where Drs help me nurse her back to health. She didn't go anywhere with out me. I held her to school ( College) and picked her up. Took her to work with me and put her to work. It was hard and there were days she hated me and screamed at me but I stuck with it . She has finished College with a accounting degree and works for a large firm as a CPA. This October 31 she will be clean 13 years. But it was worth it all the hard times, when she wasn't allowed to go with anyone other them myself or her brother. That is the key to is all they have to cut all ties with friends and people that are not good for them if you are to kick the addiction. So hang in there cause there is light and a rainbow at the end of the tunnel that your child is crawling through to get to the other side of addiction.