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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How much more can my family take
Posted by dolly on 8 November 2016.
So 5 years ago we found out that my brother was taking heroin and had been for a few years previous to this. He has been in and out of rehab/living on the streets/stealing off every single family member and work colleagues even burglary. We have found numerous court summons/fines everything possibly imaginable but he still wont stop. Every now and then he will appear back at home with my parents and makes us all believe that everything is ok and that he has a job - which he has had - but then things go spiralling downhill again. He has lost his job again. He is still living with my parents but is not allowed in the house when there is no one there and has taken to sleeping in the garage as he's too ashamed to knock on the door. Only this week my dad caught him collecting heroin from a dealer outside their house. He took it off him then my brother walked away I'm guessing to go find some more. I don't know how much more my parents can take! It makes me so angry what he is doing to them!! They have spent so much money on trying to "fix" him and pay his debts/fines etc but I've said to them enough is enough. I'm scared that they are going to wake up one morning and my brother is going to be dead. I really feel for them as having children myself I couldn't imagine how I would feel to let them just go and live on the street but I've told them that that is what they have to do. No amount of money is going to save him if he doesn't really want to help himself.
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