Hi everyone. I'm Erin and i'm new to DS. I'm a 17 year old sister of a drug addict. He is currently in the hospital for an overdose. He has done it before but not to this extent. He started at the young age of 14 smoking pot. He hung out with the wrong crowd. My parents did everything they could. I was very sick when he started smoking pot and he blamed me and my parents for the lack of attention he was getting and that's why he was smoking. well years have passed and thats not the reason. he has tried everything except heroin. He lies cheats and steals from his own family and friends to get what he wants. He has been to 2 rehabs and a halfway house. He just got home from the halfway house last week because he got kicked out for using. He is only 3 years older than me and we were very close as children and I trusted him with all my heart until he broke my trust. I have found many things in his room ranging from pot to needles and everything in between. I know I am not alone in this but sometimes I feel like i've seen to much for a 17 year old. I love him with all my heart. Yesterday morning we found him on the floor in his room barely breathing. our father is a doctor and my mom is an NP and they did what they could until the ambulance came. As of today he opened his eyes a few times and tried to ask my dad a question but he is intibated and on many medications. He is on dialysis and sedatives and god knows what else just so he stays somewhat stable. We are praying that he comes through okay. We have alot of support in the family and community but I would really like to talk to someone out there that knows what i'm feeling and is going through when i'm a senior in highschool. My brother can have so much in his life but he loves getting high... Everyone is at odds of what to do. Please respond with advice or friendly words..anything. Thank you to everyone reading. I'm greatful for your time.
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