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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An entire family of addicts
Posted by Beth on 29 October 2014.
I am desperate! My entire birth family is full of hard core drug addicts. I am the only one out of my family who has never used. I have tried to help my immediate family; my father and my bothers for starters. To no end, I have failed. My drawing line was a few months ago when my 60+ yr old father o.d. on heroin...again. Meanwhile while at the hospital, my closest brother found his fix in THE E.R. parking lot. After that I was done. I can no longer put my own family through this constant turmoil. I have two small children that I want to protect from the upbringing I was forced to live through. My birth family is doing everything in their power to stay in contact and trace my whereabouts. I have not spoken to anyone in my birth family for 2 months. Now I am told from extended family that my brother is moving to my town. To stay in a shelter, no doubt, and I am so close to getting out and away from under their radar. I move in a month and a half. They think they have rights to my kids and have been known to show up unannounced. I don't know what to do. My kids have no idea how sick these people are and I know it breaks their heart but I have to keep them away. It's not healthy for any of us. Please, any advice would be welcome. My mom has already passed and she was an addict too. I just want to be away from these people. They will not seek the help they need to the degree that they need it. With or without my help. What do I do?
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