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Mean Morone
04-20-2011, 12:32 PM
I had one of the hardest days of my life two weeks ago. I put my daughter in a drug rehab place in Indiana. I hadn't seen much of my daughter over the last three years but when I did see her she was high on Meth, pot or pills. After just missing going to jail a couple of times, and being awake for a week at a time, she came home with the only true friend she has and asked for help. I got busy and found a place out of state that was free and would take her right away if she could stay clean for two weeks. I had to get her as far from her friends as possible because I know she would walk. Well she did fine until the day before we were to take her. She got high on meth. I called the rehab place and told them what had happened and they could hear the concern and heart break in my voice and after telling me to take her to detox, they agreed to see her in 4 days if she could stay clean. Again she did ok until the day before we were to get there. We left a day early so I could try to keep her clean. We got a room in a hotel less than an hour from the rehab. I had no idea that she had pot on her. She smoked two joints the day we got there including one 15 min. before our appointment. I new she had blown her chances. I caught her smoking one behind our van as we were getting ready to go. We had driven a long way so we decided to give it a try anyway. They took one look at her and said she couldn't stay. They told me to take her home. She started crying and then began to beg them to let her stay. They told her that they didn't think she had reached rock bottom. She again begged them to let her stay because she couldn't go back home. They made her pee in a cup and then asked her what they would find. She was honest and the test showed Meth and pot. They asked her if she would go to Nashville for detox and she said she would go. The last thing they asked her is if she would go before the other ladies. It wasn't fair to them that she comes to rehab high. She did that and then they let her stay. It's been two weeks and she is looking better already. Her face is healing up and she has a sparkle in her eyes again. She is a long way from rehabilitated but if she can stick it out she will be fine. She wasn't doing very well when we went to see her last Saturday. She asked over and over for us to take her home. We said no and told her to take it one day at a time. This is a 6 month program and I hope she stays the entire time, but she is already saying she can kick the drugs on her own and that she isn't staying the entire time. I hope you can say a prayer for her. She needs to let them help her. The first thing she has to realize is she can't do it on her own, but at the same time its all up to her. I pray to God that she stays and gets well. She needs a change of heart.

04-20-2011, 08:56 PM
Sir, your message has been sent out to my personal Friends list ... I do hope that she recovers ... Thank you for sharing this and hopefully your prayers will be met .... <'TK>< :)

Travis C.
04-20-2011, 10:47 PM
I will keep you guys in our prayers.

After rehab I would highly suggest her enter into a local to her church's Celebrate Recovery Program. It is not just for addicts but any of lifes hurts or hang ups.

She can't do it on her own and will need strength plus support from others who have over come similiar things.

04-21-2011, 04:39 PM
My family and I wish you the best. May you all find the strength and courage to help her get well again and for you all to get thru this time difficult time.

04-22-2011, 10:26 PM
God I ask you to break this addiction off of her and let her see how much you love her.


Mean Morone
04-27-2011, 12:14 PM
We got to see her last Saturday. This was our second visit and she has made a miracalus change. The first visit wasn't very good because she cried alot and kept telling us she was not going to stay and that she was leaving with us. We said no and told her to take it one day at a time. She agreed to stick it out for 30 days and then she was leaving. I sent her a letter telling her how proud I was of her to agree that she needed help. I told her to be open to the staff there and let them help her. I also told her to be open to the word of God and let Him change her. Many people have been praying for her including yourselves and it's making a difference. She sent me a letter the other day and apoligized for all she has done in the past. She underlined the word past. She said that she is in the process of changing and told me not to give up on praying for her. I am so happy. She still has a long way to go because this is a 6 month program, but from what I've seen so far she is on her way to a full recovery. Here is a picture of her the day I took her to rehab followed by a couple of pictures from last Saturday.




Mean Morone
04-28-2011, 07:08 AM
I hit the wrong button and sent it before I had a chance to correct it. The first picture is the day I left her at rehab and the second is the day before we left for rehab. Here is a picture she took of herself at rehab two weeks later. I cant figure out why the pictures are so big. Some of them will post normal size and others come out like this. I'm sorry for the confussion.


Sorry for the one picture that is so big, I must have hit the wrong link again. Anyway, she looks so much better. Thanks for the support and for the prayer. Dont give up.

04-29-2011, 11:25 PM
so sweet and our hearts go out for you and your daughter ... I hope the prayers keep rolling in and the joy will come to your family !!! <'TK>< ;)

04-30-2011, 10:49 AM
You're in our thoughts, Mean Morone. Meth addiction is a horrible, evil disease, and it's a lifelong battle getting past it.

These struggles usually have a lot of ups and downs, and the key is to maintain your persistence to get through the downs and not give up.

Like you said, the only way to do it is by taking it one day at a time.


Travis C.
04-30-2011, 02:42 PM
That is great man.

Keep up the positive progress. It is like sitting at -10 working towards being back to 0 and then moving forward into growth. -10 to -9 may not be much but it is going the right way.

clean air
05-01-2011, 03:25 PM
Most people that go through rehab have a relapse but not all. If it does happen stay positive and keep using the tools they teach you. The enviroment shes around has alot to do with it.When she gets home you have to keep the old crowd away even if you have to get mean and run people off.My mother went through rehab in 94-95 for pain med addiction and it had to get bad before she wanted her life back.She has been clean since.She told her old friends not to come around anymore.She was on pain meds all my youth and high school years.High school was rough with her but shes been clean and I am proud of her!

Mean Morone
05-27-2011, 07:06 AM
I just want to thank you all for your prayer and support. She is doing very well now and is the daughter I've always wanted. Her priorities have changed now and she has goals in life. Before, her goal everyday was to get high. I will be going to see her Monday for 3 hrs. I will give a full report. Thank you again and continue to remember her in your prayers.

Mean Morone
10-04-2011, 07:19 PM
I just want to thank everyone that prayed for us. Whitney made it all the way through the 6 month program. She could have walked out at any time but chose to stay. Several times she was tested and could have called it quits but she persevered. Last Sunday was her last day there. She graduated from rehab Sunday night. Since she has been home she hasn't tried to see any of her old friends and has been very pleasant to be around. I could never say that before. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the prayers you offered up for her. Here is my NEW daughter!


Travis C.
10-04-2011, 08:06 PM
That is awesome man congrats to her.

Keep up the support and the prayers. That stuff she is leaving behind is a rough thing to walk from.

I don't know where you are in your spiritual walk or hers but highly suggest a celebrate recovery or a local church. There is a reason why the govt while separating church and state still send repeat offenders to a program that is church oriented. They do because it is the only thing that works. Only one person can fill the void that affliction left behind.

Sorry to get all spiritual on you.. but she can do all things through Christ who strengthens her.

Again congrats to you both...

10-04-2011, 09:31 PM
Congratulations. That's a big step for all of you. Prayers are and will be out there Mean Morone. For you and the entire family. Help her realize that Travis C. is right.

Mean Morone
10-05-2011, 07:25 AM
Thank you both. No need to apologize for talking about spiritual things. You are preaching to the choir! We are taking her to a Recovery Unanimous meeting this Friday. I think that will have to be a way of life for her now if she is going to stay clean.