I am hoping some of you may have some insight or words of wisdom to share: My brother, 30, is addicted to heroin. For the last who-knows-how-many years, it has been a cycle of him asserting he is clean, and then some problem escalating (legal,social) and then him stating he is in withdrawal, hum getting through withdrawal . . . .and then the same thing over and over Again. His friends are in and out of jail and slowly dying off from OD. He is at a withdrawal moment again, and says that he is ready for rehab. So, we call and call and find out that, because of money resources, he doesn't qualify for many programs. He is jobless and does not have insurance. I am scared that this opportunity to get him help will pass and the cycle will start again. It breaks my heart that his life is wasting away but what can I do? I have already set firm boundaries, but watching him waste away is seriously that hardest thing.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:24 PM on Mar. 4, 2011 in Health
My sister is on meth. She lives in Arizona. She left her husband who is also an addict, moved back to Indiana with me, stayed clean. She got a job, was living clean. She let her husband come here. She is now back in Arizona seriously in trouble. I'm done helping her. Sometimes you just have to come to the decision to listen and be there but to NOT get involved. The decisions aren't yours to make.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 5:31 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 5:27 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Hopefully this article will help him find therapy: http://ezinearticles.com/?Drug-Rehab---No-Insurance?-Learn-Your-Free-Rehab-Options&id=849990
Answer by Simplicity3 at 5:28 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by metalhealthmom at 5:33 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by sydash11 at 5:36 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
It's always easier said than done of course. Just sharing where I'm at right now. I still struggle with wanting to send her money. She'll tell me that they don't have any food. It's hard. Very stressful. But I remember that she made the decision to buy drugs and not food and that the sad reality is that she is probaly not going to spend the money I send on food anyways. My heart is seriously going for you right now. My mother was addicted to heroin. Extremely hard drug.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 5:35 PM on Mar. 4, 2011
Answer by Kellyjude1 at 6:22 PM on Mar. 4, 2011