My son has kept a low profile since leaving treatment. He has seen a few old friends and only gone out at night a couple of times.
Last week I mentioned that on one occasion he may have been triggered. That was the case, last night at dinner he told his father and I that he had been triggered, that was why he came home early and made a call.
At dinner last night he also told us that the reason he is not going out with his friends is that they all use every night now. He said in the past, they might drink a couple of times a week, now it is every night.
I praised him for his honesty and being comfortable enough to tell his father and I his thoughts, concerns and anguish. It is difficult for him being home. People, places and things are the same but he is…changing.