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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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tinanortheast
2 Nov 2014

You are right...you sound so mature....it will be lonely..
but you have to do what is right by your children..
you will make new friends
good luck.
tinanortheast

pinkpink
4 Nov 2014

you sound so strong for a young girl keep going look after your own children they wont and yourselfx

pinkpink
4 Nov 2014

sorry take care and look after yourself your doing well and your best x

pinkpink
4 Nov 2014

sorry take care and look after yourself your doing well and your best x

Icarus_Trust
6 Nov 2014

Hi Beth,

tinanortheast is right.  You need to do what is best for your family.  There is an organisation called The Icarus Trust who provide support for families suffering with addiction, they may be able to help you in one form or another.  It is a free service, so is always worth a shot.  You can email them on info@icarustrust.org or have a look at their website www.icarustrust.org.

Good luck!

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