J’s girlfriend and mother went away for Thanksgiving and will not be back until tomorrow. J wanted to come home and we let him. He has been here since Tuesday and will leave tomorrow when his girlfriend gets home. He looks good. He has been sleeping like a normal person and has been helpful and polite. He has been kind to his brother and sisters. He looks clean? If you are waiting for the BUT there really isn’t one. That is what makes this so bewildering. He has managed to get off Suboxone one crumb at a time and I am very proud of that because apparently that is no easy feat. His attitude is different and he has been using actions to show it instead of those useless words he has been so good at. I am not going to waste this gift. I am enjoying him.
The only problem I have is, he has had some alcoholic drinks. Hmm…maybe that is the BUT in all of this. Drinking has never been an issue with him. Do you think it is possible to drink socially and still be in recovery? I do worry that he could just switch addictions and wish I could tell him what to do but we all know how that works out. I pray that this will not become a problem.
I hope you all had a wonderful THANKSGIVING!