Drugs Stole My Big Brother Away From Me.
I am 22 years old. My brother has had a drug addiction since I was 15. He is now 26 years old. That's how long my family has had to live through this ... and it's still going on today.
My brother was such a smart and funny guy all through high school. He graduated with awesome grades and he had so much potential. It wasn't until after high school that he got mixed up in the wrong crowd ... one of his room-mates partied a lot and my brother got dragged into that world.
He first started using marijuana a lot ... then it got worse. Pills, cocaine, heroin. Heroin is his main addiction. It's terrifying. He is not even the same person anymore. I've caught him shooting up many times and those awful images will be forever burned into my mind.
A few months ago I found him lying on the bathroom floor unconscious. He overdosed from speedballing. He barely survived .... he's been in and out of rehab and jail and nothing seems to help.
My mother just finished going through chemotherapy. She was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer earlier this year. While my mother was in the hospital recovering - my brother went through my parents stuff and stole from them. It makes me sick. He does not care about anyone but himself and his girlfriend, who is also a user.
He has stolen prescription pills from me and just the other day he stole 100 dollars from my mother's purse. My parents have kicked him out but he is calling my mother constantly and asking for rides. He has also started calling my grandmother which really upsets my mom because my grandma is 76 years old and in poor health and she does NOT need this stress from my brother.
My mom and dad fight constantly because of what my brother has put them through. I even fight with my parents because there is so much tension when my brother is around. I'm just emotionally drained and exhausted. There's nothing nobody else can do for him. He is never going to grow up or get clean. Please God help us.