My little brother is addicted to painkillers. I just found out this morning that he's been shooting them. He is also stealing my mother's credit cards, money, car, etc, and my little sister's money and valuables. He's 22, my mom won't kick him out because it means he will be on the streets. He has a 3 year old daughter who he sees rarely (and when he does, he's too strung out to play with her much, my mom and sister take care of her). He cant pay child support because he can't hold a job. He's going to kill himself and I'm terrified for my family.
But he denies he's addicted, he won't seek help, and he's never going to hit rock bottom with my mom letting him stay there rent free no matter what he does. She works for the prison system, if the cops find out she is harboring a drug addict and dealer she will lose her job.
I feel like we're living in an episode of Intervention. Only no one is coming to help us.
What do I do? I live 700 miles away. I'm so scared for my family, he's bringing pill heads into the house and getting high with them, selling drugs out of my mom's garage. I'm really scared for his daughter too, she's only 3 and she shouldn't be around him. He's angry and violent when he's high or coming down.
I called the police and my MOTHER has to report him for his theft or there's nothing she can do. I got the number of a really nice police officer and I'm going to give it to her. I hope she will call her and talk to her about this.
We had plans on moving back there in a few years... I plan on telling my mom that if my brother is still like this then we won't be coming home. We will move elsewhere and never come visit. I DO NOT want my kids around this. I'm hoping she will see that she is choosing enabling my brother over seeing me and my kids.
Is there anything else I can do? I'm so worried and upset.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:32 AM on Jul. 26, 2011 in Relationships
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