Just recently discovered my brother is a cocaine/crack addict he had been living with me for 5 months (relocated from the city he was in after marriage broke up and job loss) to be closer to family. Had about $100,000 grand cash after the sale of his home and has been burning it up at about 8 to 10 grand a month. When I realized what was going on we called a treatment centre for addiction in my community and made an appointment he had to go on a wait list for a counsellor for up to 3 months he stayed clean for 2 weeks then relapsed, we got thru that and when he moved out after being 28 days clean relapsed again and has not come up for air since. I couldn't help myself and opened his bank statement and everyday for like 5 to 6 days straight are withdrawls of $100, then another $200 then $100 again hitting the atm 6 to 7 times a day. Is this because he is saying to himself this is the last time and just can't stop himself ?,and if so how can I help him. He hasn't been in contact in 2 weeks hasn't answered his phone I have left what I hope are supportive messages and I go from feeling so sad and helpless to angry and frustrated. I sat outside his apartment waiting to see if he would go to the ATM across the road then became a little afraid I don't know any of the people he is with but when we went to an NA meeting he said to me if anyone recognized him from the street he did not want them to know we were together saying they are not nice people. I am so afraid for him and don't know what to do.
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