To all other fathers out there, I lost 5 years of valuable time with my son, that I can never get back. Be a good father to your kids, because they grow up so fast, and you can never get that time back. Spend as much time, and put in as much effort as you possibly can. Drugs almost cost me my son for good, he did not want to see me, or talk to me. It is a terrible feeling. I have worked hard to rebuild his trust. Do whatever you have to do to get clean and be a good father to your children. There is no better feeling than having your childrens respect and adoration.
Also : I T.M. used to use coke, and ignore my son. I would do coke daily and not communicate with my son. I missed birthdays, and christmasses, and his soccer and sports events. I am now drug free and in communication with my son. I help him as much as I can. I am rebuilding his trust in me. It feels great to get to know my son, and be a part of his life.
I T.M. used to lie and cheat my parents. I would ignore their phone calls and miss Christmasses, birthdays, and family gatherings because I was doing drugs. I am now in good communication with my parents. I am now a drug-free, responsible son. My parents are happy to have their son back, and I am happy to be a valuable, contributing son.