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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Posted by Ash on 23 September 2015.
This is very difficult and I don't know where to start. My brother was an alcoholic and people always judge and have their cruel opinions like it's their own fault etc etc. People are not aware that alcoholism is a disease not an addiction Many will not understand or try to understand and many who judge you has a lowlife nobody waste of space and expect trouble from an alcoholic which I experienced and witness for 3 years from the least expected source not everyday people but trained medical professionals and support workers. Too me he was my loving older brother and very loved by our mother. My brother was a someone human being who also felt pain but by the TRAINED medical professionals seen has an alcoholic waste of time and expected trouble. Didn't bother looking into his medical history and his illnesses like high BP diabetes epilepsy liver cirrosis heart failure. Took my brother on the 28th to A/E he had high temperature and vomiting Doctor at A/E approached the cubicle and said do you know this is his 69th visit I was shocked by what he had said and that he wasn't concerned that my brothers blood pressure was 256. Doctor said me that's normal for him My brothers eyes all of a sudden went yellow then the colour of mustard told doctor he said no he isn't jaundice and my concern on how high his blood pressure was and that it could cause an heart attack. I see the change and how he was suffering I was scared and knew this ain't good. Because I read up a lot on alcoholism, the signs, detoriation of health. It was like me telling them what is wrong but because they were doctors they knew better BULLSHITTT. My brother was sent home because blood test come back normal and was told same has last time straight away I knew they hadn't and he just wanted my brother gone. 31st rushed into hospital via 999 call my brother had a massive heart attack and was told 24hrs are critical and don't look good because oxygen and blood levels very low. They put him in HDU not INTENSIVE CARE he suffered and was in so much pain I saw him suffering and was told he was given the highest dose of pain relief BULLSHITTT he died at 0640hrs 01 he suffered and I saw it couldn't help him and this is the last memory of my brother I have him fighting for his life and the professional medics didn't care. My mother became very ill after my brother passed away 9 months later my mother passed away with terminal lung cancer that took her in 3 months of diagnose. I have struggled and still an because I was close to them both I suffer with severe depression and my dose of antidepressants is high. I am also left traumatised. I am taking this further because these hospitals gps support workers think they are untouchable because they are trained qualified professionals I know more about alcholism than they do and how to be with them and understanding them. My brother drank because his body needed it I saw it and the anger and no help no pallative care for him He was left to suffer and for 3 years I see how he was treated and his call for help from medical professional..saying I know I am dying and no one cares he said to they are killing me I am taken this further and want more help for someone's son sad brother that's what they should be seen has Alcholism there is no cure for class A drugs you have methadone. Librium is a substitute for alcohol but only for 10days then in them 10 days the dose does get reduced. And they expect you to be alcohol free after this. Only a person who has been strong enough to be alcohol free can tell you everything about their suffering because they have felt it and gone through it like me I can tell you everything about because I saw my brother suffer and how you get told no not a/E go to gp then gp will say go a/E. These trained professional have learnt from a book not via experience and felt an alcholic pain and begging for help...This needs to stop these support groups a/e gps need to go back to education and to understand alcholism is a disease and the health problems you get with alcholism and not to judge a alcoholic or drug addict. No one drinks thinking they are gonna become alcoholics and drug addicts don't take drugs to be addicted and eventually kill them THEY ARE HUMAN BEINGS THEY FEEL PAIN. I will never be in peace or myself because of these normal people who passed or training has a professional medic that they are superior to anyone else. They ain't got a clue. I know more than them. Loved to be questioned about alcholism and a doctor also. I know that my answers will be deep and from experiencing the only person I know loved me because I felt it my brother father figure.😢💔
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