Hi everyone, my brother is 22 and is addicted to alcohol and has been for 6 years now. We've tried everything we can think of to help him and nothing seems to work. He's on antidepressants (Citalopram), has tried talking therapy and has been to an NHS alcohol addiction rehab facility. However, he still goes off, gets drunk, lies to us (his family) and gets violent towards us when he's had a drink. I've had my head smashed into walls and been choked by him, then he turns around and tells us that he doesn't feel loved, even though we love him more than anything and keep looking after him and coming back to him. He has attempted suicide whilst under the influence, and we are just going round in circles.
I'm constantly worried about him and just don't know what to do. It's starting to have an affect on my own mental health because I feel so hopeless and just can't see anything changing for the better. It kills me inside to know that he feels like this, but also that he can turn into such a violent person when he's drunk and assault us - physically and verbally. Does anyone have any experience with this or any suggestions? I really am losing all hope now and it's a scary, dark place to be in. None of my friends seem to understand and I feel quite alone in it all. Any advice would be much appreciated.