We care, for the better.
A place for families, because you don't have to use drugs to be affected by them.
- How do I know if they're using drugs?
- Why do they use drugs/alcohol?
- Is it my fault?
- How can I cope with their behaviour?
- Understanding the stages of addiction and recovery
- Where do I get the help I need?
- Getting support for your loved one
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Posted by Rachel on 1 February 2014.
My twin brother has always had problems with drugs since the age of 15, he's now 28, but the past 3 years have been nothing short of hell for myself and my mum! His constant use of plant and anything else he can get his hands on means that he has lost all his friends and now uses drugs and drinks alone in his flat. In the last yr alone he has been in intensive care for 3 months for jumping out infront of a van and subsequently having bleeds on the brain. He was very lucky to walk away with minor injuries and not be disabled. That was the longest time of him being 'clean' from street drugs but within 2 days of coming out he was using again and has found himself in trouble with the police and spent 4 months in prison. He has been released and was arrested the same day for drunk and disorderly and has sunk straight back into his habits. I know that he is smoking heroin now as we'll and drinking bottles of spirits everyday. For the time that he has been at his flat this year he gets drunk (like can't walk drunk) and phones the ambulance saying he's overdosed (sometimes he has on prescription meds but sometimes it's a lie) and this can happen 3 times a week. It's absolutely awful and he just won't stop. My mum is on anti depressants now and sleeping pills because she can't cope with the stress...............it's ruining our lives! Why won't he stop?!?!
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