It's probably similar to many other stories....the nearly perfect daughter. A healthy and happy childhood. A traditional, 2 parent, hard working, business owning, family of 4. Never any issues to speak of until she reached the age of 19, when she secured a job as a residential counselor at a treatment center for adolescents. ( while attending her first year of college ) I believe it was through this job that the ball was set in motion. 8 years have passed, and the story is that long unfortunately. It has only been the past week that I have come to realize that my daughter is addicted to prescription drugs. (namely, Klonopin, and I've been told that it has been prescribed to her, and that she smokes it multiple times every day )
She has a young daughter and since the start of the obvious symptoms of addiction, my husband & I have been keeping our grand daughter with us for overnights. Our daughter has not admitted to us that she is an addict, and doesn't seem to be anywhere near that point.
The most recent "event" was a search & seizure at her home. Just like something out of the movies, where several detectives kicked in the door, and served a warrant. The home was searched. Drugs and stolen items were found. My daughter's husband (not my grand daughters biological father) was arrested and charged with receiving of stolen goods & possession. He was out on bail that evening, and he goes to court on the 10th of next month.
Since that event, we are seeing more clearly, what the situation is there. My daughter is still denying with everything in her, that there is any addiction at all. Her defense is weak, and consists of remarks such as "The police don't even think he's guilty." and "It's just a simple possession charge, all he'll get is a fine."
I need to add also, that my daughter is chronically ill. She has been in and out of doctor's offices repeatedly over the past 3-4 years. Never any real diagnosis's, just a lot of medications being "tried" to relieve her symptoms.....which are most often "pain"
With hindsight, I can see that was most likely just drug seeking behavior.
I just need/want advice. I have no idea how to approach this situation, so I'm reaching out to folks who have been down this path. I would appreciate any advice, thank you.