We have done the good old ridiculous contract. What parent of an addict has not given this a whirl? I have decided I am going to be ok with this. If J failing a drug test is what my husband needs to kick him out…then I am all for it. Gee…don’t I just sound so hopeful and full of faith?
I really wish I could feel those things, but I just can’t. I will have no remorse if I have to put our plan into action. The contract has all the usual stuff.
- You will submit to a drug test on demand (I have purchased drug tests in bulk…testing will be often)
- If you alter drug test…I will assume you are positive
- If you fail to urinate on demand…I will assume you are positive.
- You will pay $___________per week to live here
- You will do chores each day these could include, laundry, dishes, yard work etc…without questions.
- If you raise your voice or swear at your parents you will pay $5.00 for each event (I figure this should be good for pocket money and maybe he will learn to sensor himself, if he doesn’t it is going to cost him a bundle)
- You will call or text if you do not plan to be home at night
- You will maintain a job with at least 5 full work days
- You will pay your own debt
- You will pay for doctor visits and prescriptions
- You will need to have your own car insurance
- When your phone plan expires we will no longer pay for your service
Here’s my favorite part:
When or if you fail any of the above RULES you will need to be out of the house the next calendar day. All though I have great hope that this may work for all involved. I also have serious doubts. I highly recommend that YOU have a plan of action in place if you fail to meet the above terms. I want you to experience what it means to survive in the real world. I will have no remorse in following through with OUR plan of action. Even if that means you are homeless…
Action that will be taken: You can call someone to come and pick you up or I will drive you to ******** NJ and leave you at the ******** Mission here’s the link: http://www.*********org/ They will provide you with a meal and counseling. They also offer shelter but you must call before hand to make sure a bed is available (973) %%%-0431. If no bed is available I think you can go to the nearest hospital or police station and they must supply temporary shelter if it is below 32 degree’s out.
<sigh> What are the odds this will have a happy ending? It’s a rhetorical question incase you are wondering.