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brother is a drug addict

My brother is in his late 20's and has been using drugs heavily since he was a teenager. mostly meth,weed and alcohol but basically anything he can get his hands on. he used to party and use socially and for the most part had it together and was pretty functional. over the past few years he started using meth heavily and he lost his house, most of his friends and his job. his personality changed a lot and he became irrational and explosively angry. he refuse's to get help or talk to anyone and is convinced that the world has wronged him.  he ended up in ER after threatening suicide and had to sedated because he was being threatening. they let him out back onto the street the same day without talking to my perants about what was happening.

 

he moved in with my parents and has been there for almost a year. he went to talk to a specialist that prescribes dexies to people with a meth habit and got off meth. he abuse's the dexies and although he is off meth he is mentally getting worse. he lies to the psych to keep his drugs. his delusional and thinks people are out to get him. i try'd telling him that he needs to go to rehab and it basically ended with him threatening to bash me. his seriously effecting my parents, they are constantly stressed and unhappy and dad is sounding massively depressed. my brother has no where to go and they are scared that if they kick him out he will hurt himself. 

 

he can't live there anymore but is refusing to get help, we have no idea what to do. any advice at all would be great.

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Re: brother is a drug addict

Hey @pluto this sounds like a full on situation definitely sending love and thoughts to you and your family as you work through this one, also well done on reaching out and sharing your story I definitely think peer support is the way to go.

 

There's a few resources that may be helpful.

 

The Family Drug Helpline [click] is open 9am-9pm and is a free service specifically available for people like yourself as well as Mum & Dad.

Also for your brother there's CounsellingONLINE [click], also free - chat based counselling specialising in drug related issues and recovery.

 

Thirdly I would recommend hitting up the BeyondBlue Forums for further peer support. RO is a great start however our site is more tailored to suit people between the ages of 14-25 years old. I do however believe the BeyondBlue online community could provide some valuable peer support ongoing Smiley Happy

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Re: brother is a drug addict

Sending love and thoughts to you and your family. Hate drugs so much. So many addicted peoples, so many ruined lives. You need to act very fast in order to help him. As were mentioned above, there are several free services which can give you recommendations. I can also add addictionresource.com. It is men-only rehab is that it is focused strictly on male patients. I've heard positive things about them from my aunt. Her ex-husband was there.  

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Re: brother is a drug addict

My heart goes out to you and your family @pluto. Heart That must be taking a huge toll. I can't imagine how distressing it must be to see your brother struggle with addiction. Smiley Sad
There is an organisation called Family Drug Support  which has a helpline and support services for people with a family member who has drug or alcohol issues.
I think it's important to look after yourself too. How have you been coping? Heart