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embarrassment or a disinclination to engage in some areas of conflict which the abduction raises in their minds.58 One parent described the way her child seems to “shut it all away” and how not even all the child’s friends know about the abduction because “it is just too big for most people”.

Greif identified that these children remain an “at risk” population for emotional and possible physical problems as they enter late adolescence and young adulthood.59 Some support for this statement may be found in the reports of the adults abducted as children who took part in this project. One of the adults abducted as a child says that the abduction, and the feelings of unworthiness it created in her, made her “incredibly lonely as a

teenager” overdose.

and She

led to incidents of describes how, even

self-harming and drug when she was taken to

hospital by ambulance, she refused to was making her feel the way that she

talk to anyone about what did. As an adult, she has

had drink of herself

problems, has had to take anti-depressants and thinks as a depressed person. She still uses drugs and says

that she would need to smoke

like to stop because pot every night after

“it doesn’t seem right to work”(original emphasis).

She explains that she has a attributes to the abduction.

problem trusting people, She gets very angry and

which she feels very

insecure

each

time

her

boyfriend

goes

away,

although

at

other

times she that these

wants him feelings of

to go away and leave her alone. She says insecurity come from the abduction and the

thought

that

moment

and

you that

can just be picked up and moved on at any there is no point in trying to settle because “it

can

all

be

undone

at

any

time”.

Another

of

the

adults

abducted

as

a

child

describes

how

he

became

involved

with

football

violence

and

excessive

drinking

and

that

this

continued

until

about 20 years after the abduction. He says that he time fighting back” and that for many years understand himself.

“spent a

long

he did

not

58

See Greif, “Parental Report” at 69.

59

“Parental Report” at 70.

50

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