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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feels like I'm running into a brick wall .. help needed
Posted by colcon on 17 June 2014.
Hello, I'm new to this completely. I have never looked for help online nor in person as I ashamed or I get too upset to talk about it. I'm a sibling of four children. I'm 20 and have siblings aged 19, 16 and 11. My father is an alcoholic and has been for over 30 years, he also takes drugs on occasions. Due to the alcohol and of course his personal behaviour we have seen extreme situations of domestic violence between him and my mother. Which then let to abuse on us, physically mentally and emotionally. Until recently my fathers health has gotten worse. He won't seek help and feels he will never stop drinking. Of course this already upsetting enough for myself and my siblings. However, I live in a London whilst all of my family live in Scotland and in other countries. We have no one to help us. I know people would say what about your mother .. That's another story. For the past few years my mother resorted to drinking too, but has got worse in the last year and she is starting to gain traits of an alcoholic who seems to despise my father. She won't admit she has a problem and properly never will. I will also mention recently, my mother has tried committing suicide by taking too many anti-depressants, with the last episode last week - where she took 10 antidepressants whilst drinking alcohol. She also takes drugs occasionally. Myself and my siblings are quite happy go lucky, and enjoy the company of each other. None of us smoke or touch alcohol as we have seen the effects. I have a job as well as my two youngest sisters and of course my little brother is still at school and seems to show some behaviour issues such as refusing to go to school which is putting more pressure on us especially me, as I am seen as the person who needs to fix everything. I don't know where else to turn too, :(. I apologise this story is very long and quite complex. I'm not even expecting anyone to read this, but it feels good writing it out likes this. Thank you
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