This past week as been very stressful for me. Ive had this bad feeling started about 2 weeks ago. A friend of mine messaged me on AIM and told me my brother was back into drugs. I flipped out. But my brother PROMISED me he was ok, and I believed him, or atleast tired too. For those of you who don't know I have been clean for 2 years from Heroin May 10th. My little brother Pat unfortunately went down the same road as me. I completely understand what he is going though, and I am very open about my past knowing that those who judge arent real friends.

This Saturday night, I came home to find I had money missing. I flipped out and knew he took it. I called him up and he admitted it but told me he just needed extra money for weed, I didn't care though I went downstairs and told my parents. They called him up and flipped out on him. I felt bad so I called him back and said I was sorry and explained to him how hurtful and annoying it is to get money taken from you, especially because that was the money I was going to use to take Leya to the Zoo on Wednesday. About 15 minutes later he called me back and was crying, he said "I just talked to Dad but I want to tell you too because your my sister, I stole your money for Heroin" my heart dropped, and I started to cry but I was also extremely happy. He admitted it, that's a big step and tomorrow he is going to in patient rehab for 30 days. I am thankful he took my money.

Heroin is a long hard road, and it takes alot to get clean. I am so happy for him that he wants to get help, he has been doing it off and on for 2 years. It hurts alot but I know how he feels. I just wanted to share this because its something that has hit me hard but I know that my family is going to feel alot better soon. I think he is going to be ok. Much love <3

 It feels alot better to get it out.

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megsmama
Jun. 2, 2008 at 5:37 PM Awww... Sweety, I didn't know you were going through this. I'm so sorry. And I didn't know about your past also. I'm so proud of you. 'Not only are such a sweety, you are a strong woman! You and your family will be in my prayers. And - if you ever want to vent, give me a call :)

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dyann...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 5:41 PM Awww thanks Dionne, you too are a very strong women, and I learned alot from you! I miss you guys, cant wait to see you again. And thanks so much for the open invitation to vent, we all need that sometimes and you know I am always here for you as well. Thanks babe <3

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wgc0521
Jun. 2, 2008 at 5:57 PM

I too am and adict and alcoholic!  if you know anything about the program of addiction then you know he did take a big step!  Are you in a recovery program?  If so, do you have a sponser?  You should be really close to tham right now, because it's not only a trying time for him, but for you too.  I know how these things addect you as an addict.  Let me know how things turn out.

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Melissj7
Jun. 2, 2008 at 5:57 PM You just made me cry. Your brother is very lucky to have a sister like you, who has been where he is and has turned her life around for the better. He can have you as his role model and know that he can get through these hard times. I'm so happy he admitted it and is getting help. That's huge! If you ever need to talk I am here. I will be praying for his recovery. I love you! <3

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allij...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 6:02 PM Dyanna... I am thinking of you, but I am so happy for your brother. That is where he needs to be. If you ever need anything please please dont hesitate to call!

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Shay2633
Jun. 2, 2008 at 8:37 PM

I come from a LONG line of addicts - if you ever need to vent or just talk to someone without any judgment - ya can give me a call or come over.   My mom also works for Phoenix house - she is a counselor there so you can let me know if thats where your bro is going.  She was a heroin addict ... amongst other things.

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Mom2M...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:09 PM Hang in there. Love ya. xoxo

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meg1111
Jun. 2, 2008 at 9:30 PM

Happy that you were able to share your thoughts....I am here with an open ear if you ever need to vent....Just to let you know i go to Al-Anon meetings occasionally so if you ever need anyone to go with just let me know............Your brother is lucky to have a sister like you!!

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dyann...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 10:57 PM Thank you girls so much for all the love, its really apperciated and made me smile alot. I love all you girls and am really thankful to have such wonderful women in my life. Thanks again, and I cant wait to see you guys soon <3

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CatNK...
Jun. 2, 2008 at 11:09 PM It is hard to admit your demons, I know first hand not just from me but my brother  was hardcore into drugs and stole from us, but your Brother has to stay strong and he needs his family to be behind him but not to baby him, he really needs tough love if he seriously wants to become clean. I'm praying for you and your family.

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