He committed himself. He went to a transitions place where he has gone before, but what they saw was something more than they could deal with. He never dreamed he would be sent to a state facility. The doctors there have said there was no hope since his first hearing, the first day that he was there. However, the judge who knows the family, said that he would get him the treatment that he needs. He cannot get out without going before this judge.
This boy...well, he is a young man is such a likable person when he is straight. He has so much personality and charm and we just love him to death. It has been distressing to everyone to watch him on this downward spiral. He had a business and lost everything, owes everyone. His family is working now to sell some of his possessions (with his permission) to try to pay these bills. They really are trying to do the honorable thing. It has just about killed his dad.
I am praying that his desire is great enough that if they can help him off of it, that he will stay off. It has been just terrible watching him slowly fade, just like the photographs that Gumbeaux posted. I watched Intervention last night and it gave me hope. The young man on that show has been sober since February 2006. We are hoping that his sister will be able to get him to start going to church. She feels that will help him, too. Our church has such a relaxed atmosphere, we feel that he would feel like he fits in and that would help as much as anything. Finding a home away from all of the addicts that he has run with. We have a ministry there with guys who have walked the road of addiction and we know they will reach out to him....they willl do that as soon as he is released.
Thank you for your good thoughts and wishes. It is just so sad watching a person who has such a good heart slowly commit suicide the way this guy is doing, and your prayers mean so much. Please pray for God to give him the strength to do what he needs to do. This can't be fun for him.
You may have had a lot of unfair things happen, but when you look back over your life, remember something good that has happened for you. Replay the good memories. Joel Osteen