Saturday, May 10, 2008

A Heroin Commercial

Do commercials work? Do they help?

5 comments:

Fractalmom said...

hmmmm. I think the commercial is true, but not true enough? They probably should show, um....the juvenile court when they are losing their children, the dope sick person laying on the couch in their own puke while their two year old watches adult movies on the big screen tv the junkies rented from the local Rent A Center......Their mom and dad losing their house and filing bankruptcy.....

the funny (not) part of the whole thing is my daughter the junkie used to make fun of that other commercial when she was younger, pre drug use. The commercial that says "I want to be a junkie when I grow up..."

yeah. she made fun of that one. then turned into a junkie.

http://fractalmom.blogspot.com/

Fractalmom said...

I started a new blog place. There are just too many of us out there now. I am hoping it will be a clearinghouse sort of spot, for information, links, etc., as well as the blogs. Perhaps we can all get together and post on it about our experiences, and help each other out.

http://daughterheroinaddictsmoms.blogspot.com/

My Daughter's Addiction said...

I've only been in dealing with being a mother of a heroin addict for about 6 months. You're wisdom and experience is what we [Moms] are looking for. Your new blog is quite an eye opener. I actually cried. Even though I'm rather new to this heroin addiction world...I can relate in so many ways by everything you said...the lying, stealing, manipulation, etc. Thank you so much for creating this blog for all the Moms out there looking for well, what to look for...when dealing with a heroin addict.

Fractalmom said...

I'm sorry you have to go through this. I have learned much in almost 10 years. Somewhere, very deep inside, I still love my daughter, but now, all my focus goes to raising the two wonderful, bright, funny, awesome kids I took away from her. I just cannot spend any more time on her. That may be the saddest part, I am not sure. If you email me at fractalmom1@yahoo.com, I can add you so that you can post on the blog as well. I made it a community blog so that more than one of us can post.

Welcome.

Dawn

Athena said...

Wow. Unfortunately, if things like that prevented heroin use, my daughter wouldn't be an addict.

I think all of the information put forth can only help. If nothing else, commercials like this can help a family of an addict understand a bit more of what they are dealing with?