- May 14, 2016 at 7:24 pm #3731854
My older brother, who is 18, has been addicted to Meth for I don’t know how long. My mother has given up on him, but I just can’t seem to let go. He’s my family and I love him so much.
He quit for about four months, but just a couple of weeks ago he started up again. About six days ago, he comes up to me and shows me his arms. He doesn’t explain why he is doing that, it’s all explained by his arms. I can see at least ten marks in the crook of his left arm. His right arm is the worst.
I can see that some of his veins have already collapsed, and there has to be at least 20 marks. I didn’t know what to say, I just looked at him.
He toled me that he owes $100 to his dealer, and of course I’m going to help him. When he left later that day, I started to think about the way he asked me for help, and how he was acting was suspicious. I have a friend who was addicted to Meth, so I called him up and asked him, “If you owed $100 to your dealer, would you pay him off or would you buy more Meth?” And he answered, “I would buy more Meth. Hands down. It’s all about getting the next high.”
So I toled him that if my brother called, to just tell him that you can’t help him. I don’t know if it was the right thing to do…
Can you maybe tell me what I can do to help him get over this addiction? Or is it to late? Please, I need help for my brother, I don’t want to lose him. :a108:May 14, 2016 at 7:55 pm #4673636
I used meth for about 5 years and it’s one powerful drug. I don’t have any advice other than to tell you that I quit using, but only b/c I moved far far away from it, but alcohol eventually took me down and all anyone could do was get out of the way until I finally hit my bottom.
I know that’s not what you want to hear. I’m truly sorry for you and your brother and family.
I’m sure you’re going to get some good advice here.
Make sure to spend time and healing on yourself too. This might get worse.
KjellMay 14, 2016 at 8:10 pm #4673633
Welcome Worried Sister,
I’m sorry you have to witness your brothers destructive actions. We have a forum here called Friends and Family Substance Abusers where I think you will get responses from those who have been – or still are – in a situation such as yours.
I encourage you reach out and meet the people there.
Hope to see you there
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