I have a brother who is a recovering drug addict for 7 months now. Before that he went literally crazy for a few days (I think he was coming down off of a lot of crack and taking other prescription medication like anti-anxiety pills and going to a methadone clinic. Anyway during this time he was arrested at 4:00 am and he called me and I could not help him so he called me over and over all morning. Then once he got out of jail he called me for several other days just talking crazy talk. I know I should have not answered the phone but I did and listened to all his crap. I honestly don't think he even knew what he was talking about. Well this put me into a deep bout of anxiety. I would wake early in the morning expecting the phone to ring and it be him. My parents ended up having him commited to a rehab and for now it has worked. He has been clean )that I know of) for 7 months. Lately the anxiety has come back and I don't know why. He has not called me I see him on the weekends and he is fine to me. Now I worry about my dad because he works nights. It is just crazy that this anxiety has taken over because of what my brother did. The funny thing is we were never even close growing up so why am I still worring about his problems? How do I just let this go and stop worrying about the phone ringing and him relapsing? I have my own family and I need to worry about them and myself. Why do I worry so much over other peoples problems?
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