I Will Steal Everything In This House and Still Kiss You Goodnight
It was hard to wrap my mind around my son stealing from me. Especially, when the things he stole were family heirlooms or expensive items. His father and I were doing more than enough to support him. We provide a home and cash and a car. It started small at first and I brushed it off as misplaced items. But eventually it was very clear that items were continuing to disappear. It was hard to understand how our relationship between each other was so good. He was such a sweet young man and still put his arm around my small 5' 2 frame. He'd hug me and give me a kiss on the cheek every time he walked in the door. Facing the reality that he was a heavy drug user really hit me hard, but it helped to make sense of his behavior and his need to steal no matter what the cost. My son had become captive to something greater than himself and he was spiraling out of control while our house was being emptied.
C.A.R.E., the Center for Adolescent Recovery & Education, offers programs from four different unique residential treatment centers also known as therapeutic residential center. We can help you choose which program is best for your son or daughter. For immediate help call 866-492-9215.
What Are Your Options?
You know your child is stealing from you so you can ignore it and slowly watch your valuables dwindle one day at a time. You can start locking up your purse or any other valuables and live in a prison. You can kick your child out of the house, but they may find ways to come back in. All of these things may block his actions temporarily, but they will not get to the root of the issue. If you suspect or know your child has developed a serious drug problem, please contact C.A.R.E. immediately and speak to a professional. We are experts in helping parents deal with this issues. For immediate help call 866-492-9215.