Schizophrenia Disorder – Our Son Was Born Addicted to Cocaine!

It is very tough to comprehend when an infant is born addicted to cocaine. Our adopted son was one of those infants.

You hear people say that the use of drugs is a personal choice!

You hear them say that the government should keep their noses out of their business!

You hear them say that it doesn't hurt anyone!

Tell that to my twenty-three year old son who suffers from schizophrenia disorder because his mother decided to take cocaine throughout her pregnancy!

Actually she was not only using cocaine during her entire pregnancy, but she was also using methamphetamines, i.e., meth!

His father was no better! He was using the same drugs!

When our son was brought into our home at four months old it was intended to be a temporary stay. His sperm and egg donors were suppose to go through a treatment plan and the court system so that they could return him to them!

Wow would' that have been a huge mistake if they actually followed through on something for the first time in their lives!

Well as you guessed they didn't. In fact they didn't even come close. The thought of putting their son over their desire to use drugs was a joke! Of course they chose drugs!

The good news to all of that is that my wife and I were able to adopt him when he was two and a half years old. How could we not adopt this poor child who spent the first four months of his little life withdrawing from his addiction to cocaine!

Although throughout his childhood he suffered with ADHD and Bipolar Disorder I want to fast forward to the point where he began displaying signs of schizophrenia disorder! This is not to say that his childhood was easy because it was far from that!

Shortly after he graduated from high school he began to display some strange behaviors.

He began to pace more and 'more around the house almost like a caged animal would do. He would go in one direction and then without any rhyme or reason change direction.

This became more and more of a routine throughout the day and night!

As the pacing was continuing he began to shake his right arm as if to shake something off of it! It started off slow and then as time went by it became a routine along with the pacing.

He would also speak quietly and then laugh and giggle. Of course there was no one he was talking to. We would ask what he was laughing about but he would never say! We had no idea at this point what was going on! We had no idea that he was suffering with schizophrenia disorder!

Thank you and May God Bess you!

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