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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Advice please- how to help my parents
Posted by DKWTD on 1 July 2014.
Hi all, my brother is an addict (though doesn't think he is) he is in his 40's and has moved back home with my parents. They know he has been using crystal meth but I don't think they can see how devastating the effect is on him and the knock on effect to their lives. He can be violent and recently attacked my Dad. My mum appears to be very depressed about the whole situation but will not accept or get any help for herself ( I have suggested looking at sites like this one for support or going to her GP,) they will not kick him out. My young daughter used to go and stay with my parents but due to my brothers erratic behaviour, violence and him telling my Dad he is jealous of my daughter (getting attention...she is their only Grandchild!!) I have had to say she can't stay there or be in the house with him. I just wondered if any other parents of addicts have advice on how i can help them- i feel they are trapped in a nightmarish situation with a violent, cruel adult son when they should be able to enjoy their lives in peace.
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