To: Tom Jones June 22, 1997
Your difficulties have weighed heavily on my mind. In fact, it's beginning to become a threat to my mind set as I am having difficulties concentrating on my own responsibilities. As I had mentioned to you on numerous occasions sometimes putting these difficulties on paper can provide a path to the solution. What follows is something like a plan that we could work on together, so bear with me but most important of all- help me help yourself.
Your difficulty as I see it is a basic helplessness to control your own life which is a malaise that affects most everyone during their life. Some examples:
Now, how about a methodical plan to address your difficulties.
If your difficulty is drug related..ie addicted to drugs which in turn causes items a thru e to occur then the solution is to:
a. In-house drug therapy like Amythist or out-patient treatment, frequent attendance to N/A meetings or if not successful-jail.
If your difficulty is not drug related as I suspect it to be then the solution is to
What we are going to do son is get these difficulties of yours solved. I strongly believe that you have only to look in the mirror to find a solution. I will help you focus if you will let me but more importantly find the will and the courage to do so.
Love you with a troubled heart
(7/11/99 this has got to be the worst time. However, it was foolish to think that you are somehow going to give a kid in the throes of a heroin addiction guidance. I didn't understand the tremendous hold this crap has on you. In fact, if God told me I could have him back, I'd surely take him but I'd have the heroin ready for him. Of course, I'd hope that we could avoid that. Unfortunately, from my research battling a heroin addiction is next to impossible)