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Founder and CEO of Shalom House reveals why he sometimes hangs up on people who call him. 

Another Wednesday morning and Peter Lyndon-James again reiterated to Mornings host Mike how he ran his drug rehabilitation centre a little differently — about sifting out those who really wanted help with their addiction.

 

How to go about getting into Shalom House.

Posted by Shalom House Perth WA on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

My 38-year-old son has struggled with drugs for 14 years. He would disappear for months with no contact and two years ago he stopped communicating with us almost completely. There was no argument or falling out. He has always been very close to us. I suspect that he stopped communicating with because the chaos came to a head and he spent some time in prison. His rare messages always express his appreciation that we haven’t written him off and usually mention how he is getting things together, improving, should have better internet soon and be able to communicate more, etc. He has never asked for our help and we have never offered. My messages to him usually just say ‘we love you’. Occasionally I have sent him your number which he always thanks me for. I know he loves his family and think that he might think he is protecting us by staying away. I would appreciate any feedback.

 

My 38 year old son has struggled with drugs for 14 years.

He would disappear for months with no contact and two years ago he stopped communicating with us almost completely.

There was no argument or falling out. He has always been very close to us.

I suspect that he stopped communicating with because the chaos came to a head and he spent some time in prison. His rare messages always express his appreciation that we haven’t written him off and usually mention how he is getting things together, improving, should have better internet soon and be able to communicate more etc. He has never asked for our help and we have never offered.

My messages to him usually just say ‘we love you’. Occasionally I have sent him your number which he always thanks me for.

I know he loves his family and think that he might think he is protecting us by staying away.

I would appreciate any feedback.

Posted by Shalom House Perth WA on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

I am 60 years old, a pensioner and a widow. My 41-year-old son is a user and in denial. He lost his job, hallucinates, all the emergency services know him. We live together as we’ve built the house together. By verbal agreement everything is in his name. I am running out of options as to how to help him or how to save the house for which we have mortgage. I cannot afford to buy him out and send him for treatment, which he needs desperately. I need to help him without him knowing I’m behind it. He is a liar, manipulator, lazy, arrogant and very violent. I don’t have the money for payments, but he must get help. Is there anyone out there who can understand pensioners in desperate and dangerous situations?

 

I am 60 yrs old, a pensioner and a widow.

My 41 yr old son is a user and in denial. He lost his job, halucinates, all the emergency services know him.

We live together as we’ve built the house together. By verbal agreement everything is in his name.

I am running out of options as to how to help him or how to save the house for which we have mortgage. I cannot afford to buy him out and send him for treatment, which he needs desperatly.

I need to help him without him knowing I’m behind it. He is a liar, manipulator, lazy, arrogant and very violent. I don’t have the money for payments, but he must get help.

Is there anyone out there who can understand pensioners in desperate and dangerous situations?

Posted by Shalom House Perth WA on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

My ex husband is in prison and still a user. Our primary school aged children don’t know him, but are now wanting to meet him. I haven’t seen him for seven years and have a VRO in place. What do I tell my kids and when should they be allowed to meet him? For their own identity, etc.

 

My ex husband is in prison and still a user. Our primary school aged children don’t know him, but are now wanting to meet him. I haven’t seen him for seven years and have a VRO in place. What do I tell my kids and when should they be allowed to meet him? For their own identity, etc.

Posted by Shalom House Perth WA on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

I have just recently lost someone very special to me. I used drugs heavy a long time ago but the drinking is where I went wrong. I love her dearly. I was couch surfing but now I found a room. I feel I am doing well but I am on edge. I am staying away from bad influences but what else can I do?

 

I have just recently lost someone very special to me. I used drugs heavy long time ago but the drinking is where I went wrong. I love her dearly. I was couch surfing but now I found a room. I feel I am doing well but I am on edge. I am staying away from bad influences but what else can I do?

Posted by Shalom House Perth WA on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

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Posted by Shalom House Perth WA on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

Tune in next Wednesday from 9am for more conversations about drug rehabilitation with Peter and Mike.

By Jezamine Chan | Mornings producer

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