Post # 1
I just want to say first… that I am a firm believer Christian.
I guess I’m only here to just vent… I don’t have much to say but I feel like I need to let this all out… Sigh* no one truly knows yet from my family… They all were thinking he was but also maybe second thought maybe he is just being tormented by something. Today as I was with him and introduced him to my church friends that could pray over him, he finally confessed that he smokes…. I know he smokes marijuana but I didn’t think he would admit to smoking crack… I don’t even know much about it until I looked it up… I am totally devastated to hear him say such things… /: im sure there are some bees here that probably are or went through this with a loved one.. How did you guys handle the situation? How did you cope? I believe the power of prayer so I’m continuing to keep my brother in prayer.
any input or advice would be nice to read… Thanks bees!
Post # 2
I am sorry to hear this. It’s a really difficult thing to provide advice on as it honestly depends on how bad he is and how willing he is to get help. Is it an addiction or simply something he does with his friends now and then? I’m not saying the later is ok, just will change how and if you approach the issue. Due to my history with my brother, I struggle to have sympathy for the person taking, my heart goes out to the friends and family having to deal with it. Sorry I have no general advice. I hope you are able to talk sense into him.
Post # 3
I have a really close friend he is like my brother and he does drugs, I don’t also, I’ve had to deal with family members who have done drug. Im not a Christian but I think prayer will be great for you. However your brother needs help regardless if he knows it yet. if your brother is ready to make a change then rehab would be a great start then after meetings. If he doesn’t want to change then I am so sorry. He has to want it or he won’t change.
Post # 4
Princesskitty101: couldn’t agree more.
Post # 5
I am so sorry you have to deal with this. It is a very long and hard road to get him to the help he needs. The fact that he admitted it to you and others is the first step! That’s huge! My brother denied and denied for years. Until he wasoverdosing and couldn’t hide it anymore. Stay strong and just be there for him. Tell him how you feel your worries about him and offer him the support he needs. My experience has been heart wrenching and I have seen my brother in and out of rehab multiple times and it will always be an ongoing struggle even when they r clean to maintain that way. sorry I can’t be of more help..there is definitely no one answer. Stay strong and don’t give up on him ever.
Post # 6
The Friends and Family forum at SmartRecovery.org is a great place for support. It’s slow moving, but there are some great people there.