Not dread related but I am so scared I am gonna lose my little brother.... Help!
Life Issues Facing Dreads
Hi! This is my first post on this forum but i happened upon this thread and just felt the need to weigh in a bit, i hope you all don't mind. I've been clean from heroin from 8 years now and while i was using everyone around me tried everything they could to force me to get straight but the reality of it is you can't make anyone get sober. As much as you might want to. I don't want to be a downer and i think you should be there for your brother as much as possible, but you can't make him get clean and STAY clean. Even if you were to force him into treatment (as my parents did to me) or try and get his girlfriend away from him, as my parents did to me with my BF at the time (who is now my husband of 7 years) I fear You will only give him and his GF a common enemy to fight against. He needs to come to this on his own and your best bet is by being supportive and understanding in a non threatening way. After all the help i was offered the only reason my hubby and i got clean was because we got pregnant with our first son. Try and get him out of his denial and open up the lines of communication. I have been on both sides of this horrible mess and i know how truly difficult it is. I wish you and your family the best. I hope i didn't overstep or ramble too long *Much Love*
updated by @naturalwomyn: 07/19/15 03:15:41AM