As the dad speaks about his son and him recovering, you can tell he has learnt a great deal of useful knowledge. Although his dad is slightly over the top about god and how he worships him and gets rewarded daily so praises god, he seems to generally have his son’s well being at heart. I think he is totally right when he says you have to have patience and treat the ex user in a certain fashion, as if they are a transformed person. Then again it’s almost like giving someone the benefit of the doubt. To give someone the benefit of the doubt when not so long ago they were using, I can imagine is extremely hard. You would always be checking out little things, just to make sure your son was not using and this also shows you have your child’s best interests at heart.
He tells you how you need to be in order to help a person who is recovering. I know he has a son who is a recovering heroin user but surely the man don’t know everything?
He repeatedly goes back to god and how god is great. He speaks as though he is a god himself. Its almost as if he’s glad his son was on heroin as now he can help him recover and feel like a hero. He didn’t seem to give his son much praise, apart from stating that he will always love his son, regardless to whether or not he relapses, which is an important statement. When a person relapses, people around them usually lose faith. It is also important that if a person is recovering you don’t throw anything back in their face as it can cause them to relapse. He praises himself and seems extremely happy of what he has accomplished so far. However he does mention some valid points. Valid points such as his son demonstrated his son was willing to change and try, therefore he deserves a chance. If an ex user is really trying surely they deserve a second chance? Doesn’t everybody deserve a second chance? After all we all make mistakes, some bigger than others and some that get us in more trouble than othersI guess we all need guidance and support but how do we give it?
I think the man that spoke about his son recovering from heroin was just happy that his son was off of it, he was definitely happy about something, or on something himself!
He repeatedly mentioned that he would always love his son unconditionally, no matter what, which I thought was decent, and after all it is his son. Shouldn’t all parents love their children unconditionally? To be less harsh to the man, he has stuck by his son when his son was on heroin and in prison so he does deserve some praise in my eyes, as a majority of parents would probably go mad, leading to a broken family and they might not know how to help their child in any way, shape or form.