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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Making the right decision
Posted by Shelby on 14 October 2016.
My brother is a re occurring addict. He's just come out of a rehab after a year. He was taking 50 tremadol tablets a day and any other tablets he could get his hands on we found out after he started having seizures and nearly died. I found out last week he has been taking heroin and is now living with me my two children and my partner. But I'm so lost I don't no what to do and it's tearing me apart. He makes excuses and disappears comes home and is nodding so I no he's been using. Our parents were addicts and it's safe to say we didn't have an easy childhood infact it was really awful. My dad has been in aa and been sober 10 years now. He was the one who found him the rehab and got him back on his feet. My dad is great and has best intentions but he is intimadating man what he says goes. I Haven't told him about my told him about my brother yet even tho I no if anyone can help him it's my dad. He knows the right paths to go down and has lots of organisations he can contact. i just feel a great deal of guilt for thinking of going to him. Iv taken care of my brother since he was 6 he's now 24. It's always been me and him he's like my son. If I could help him I would but he's lying to me telling me he tried heroin once but I found it on him other day he doesn't want help I no that. My question is am I doing the right thing going to my dad and basically forcing him to get help again like we have so many times before or do I have to wait till he really wants the help?
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