My husband's brother and his girlfriend are meth heads. They live behind my husband's parents house free of charge (they own the house and pay the electric bill and let him stay there...even though they have asked him to leave they never really make him). These two have two children who are being raised by the rest of the family because they are so strung out and actually have been caught with a meth lab in the house, but my husband's parents destroyed/ removed the materials to "keep him out of trouble." They look like walking death, and I keep telling them that at this point, jail might save thier lives.
The house that they live in is in my husband's parents' back yard. Think meth residue in the walls, dirty needles, and assorted other nastiness. I found out yesterday that while my kids were visiting my inlaws, my son and nephew (the son of the meth addict) went in to this house to look for an xbox game. (My kids were with my sister-in-law but went to my husband's parents to use their pool). I am beyond freaked out and angry.
My question is.......can I call Social Services for their being a home on my in-laws property endangering children?
My kids aren't going over there again until the meth heads are gone. But in the mean time...my mother in law is raising his two kids. Can't the police condemn this place?
***My in-laws are good people they just don't understand that they are enabling.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:17 PM on Jul. 11, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by MommyBre21 at 10:20 PM on Jul. 11, 2011
Answer by GomezMami2908 at 10:21 PM on Jul. 11, 2011
Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 10:54 PM on Jul. 11, 2011
I agree with Gomez. These people will NOT help themselves unless forced. Meth is Satan himself in the form of addiction. It is a horrible addiction and will either kill them or cause consequences which are unbelievable. You are actually doing them a favor by intervening. They can not and will not help themselves. Meth is too powerful to allow that. It is sad, but it will only get worse if left to chance. Understand that there is no hope until someone makes the change for them. I have had very personal experiences with meth addicts. ( tweekers and bangers- shooters and smokers) Please do not feel guilty and help your in laws to understand. If possible you might be able to get a professional interventionist to help you. I too would get your in-laws and go together to seek help for them. Good Luck. You can use law enforcement and social services to get the information and save their lives...
Answer by LeJane at 10:56 PM on Jul. 11, 2011
Answer by amessageofhope at 12:53 AM on Jul. 12, 2011
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:55 AM on Jul. 12, 2011
Answer by Austinsmom35 at 3:56 PM on Jul. 13, 2011