"I meet him in a car park and give  him £20. No doubt some people would say that I am crazy giving money to a drug addict but I am his mother and he only ever rings me if he is desperate. He is living rough, he hasn't contacted me in months, the only way I know he is still alive is when I get a phone call from the support worker at the drop in centre. He has agreed to enter rehab but he can't take up the place till the end of next month. I can't have him back home last time he stole all my jewellery. So when he asked for money I gave him just enough for a fix. "

Blair Mcpherson author and blogger www.blairmcpherson.co.uk