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Brother an Addict!!!!!
Posted by browithdrugaddiction on 14 January 2014.
I am 31 live with my hubby and two young children, I have two brothers one 28 and then my younger brother 23 who is a drug addict. My brother lives with my mum and since the age of about 14 has smoked cannabis then in the last three to four years has been addicted to cocaine. He has been in prison 3 times already and looks like he is on his way back!!! Throughout the years he has stolen significant amounts of cash, jewellery etc from my grandparents, my mum and myself. He has burgled the houses on serval occasions and made out it was nothing to do with him but then is caught and goes to prison. My dad died when my brother was 16 and he seems to have gotten worse since then and everyone uses this as his excuse!!!. My feelings are this would have escalated anyway. His latest rampage has left my other brother out of pocket by £1000.00 as he told him if he didn't get the money within 24 hours he was going to killed. My brother gave him the money to pay the dealer after listening to his sob story of how he was never going to do it again, and how he was treated in prison and he could never go back. A week later he has stolen my grandmas jewellery which I found in the pawnbrokers and bought it back. The police are now involved but say they are too busy to arrest him until a week on thursday!!! He is still on probation and license until June. I can't understand why they can't just go and pick him up!!! They have a statement off my grandma and the pawn brokers they have all the evidence they need!!!. He still does not realise that we all know he has taken it, he sits on his bed most of the day in my mums house. He does nothing, he is constantly on the phone to god knows who. Then he nips out for half an hour here and there, comes back and is off his face. I don't know what to do anymore, my mum won't kick him out, she wants him arrested so she still knows where he is. She would hate for him to be on the streets and not know what is happening to him. My older brothers PS3 has gone missing now also so we all know what he has done with that. So I am all ate up but think it will be over soon and he will be back inside then my husband pipes up about him coming to live here with us for 6 months and see if we can sort him out. I DON'T know what to do. I have two young children, I feel like if I send him back to prison what if this would have worked if he came to live with us. I feel extremely confused and feel guilty sending him back to prison. Please can someone give me some advice. My husband works all the time, so lucky I am at home all the time. What would you do in my situation? Would you take the risk of having him in your house or would you leave him to his fate? PLEASE HELP
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