Friday, May 25, 2018

A Mom's Story of Her Teen's Drug Addiction


Susán Hoemke dreamt of a perfect family - a loving husband and four beautiful children.  When their oldest son, Hayden, became addicted to drugs, she struggled with how to respond.  How could this possibly be happening to their upper-class, Christian family?  

By the time Hayden was 10-years-old, she had dreams warning her of the Hayden’s problems.  While her subconscious recognized what was happening, consciously it was too troubling to acknowledge.  Even after entering Hayden into a $30,000 wilderness camp program for troubled teens, she was shocked to hear the counselors refer to him as a drug addict.  

Healing Scarred Hearts is Susán’s story of dealing with Hayden’s drug addiction, stealing, sex-offender arrest, jail time and ultimately his death.   This story will help you think about how your response to a child’s red flag behaviors may effect the outcome.