Regrets and my son Billy’s relapse

by Jenny Derr

Jordan, Jenny and Billy

October is a hard month, and the past couple of weeks even more so. Three years ago, Billy relapsed after seventeen months of sobriety.  I was in my Wednesday Nar-Anon meeting when I got the call.

I remember vividly sitting in that room in shock and disbelief

We thought we were done with the craziness of active addiction. I just couldn’t believe it. I remember walking in the house, my husband wasn’t home, Jordan was still in school at the University of South Carolina, and Harrison was home with me.

Billy was in …