I am new to this. I am a family member of several people who struggle with different addictions (meth, heroin, alcohol). Mostly cousins and my brother in law. I have been the support to my other family members. I am the one that everyone always comes to when they have questions or need resources or ideas for where to go when they need something. In regards, to my brother in law he just got out of jail and is now in a half way house. He has been sober, for a year now. He is living 2 hours away from us. He is my husbands younger sibling, and we all have always babied him. I don't want to enable him but I do want to be there for him now that he is clean and trying to get on his feet, we just don't really know how. As for myself, I am happy to be the one that everyone turns to but sometimes it gets exhausting. Who am I supposed to turn to when I need something....
You know when the world seems to be crashing around you in slow motion. It sucks when you can't seem to do anything to stop it. To reverse it. To slow it down. To fix it. When you see your family that doesn't see you. Or when you see people you wish you could save. But turns out you just can't find some of the people that need it most before it's too late. When the ones that seem to have it the...
On November 6, I finally met my goal and made 1 year clean. This was the hardest and longest process I have ever went thru in my life but I am glad the hardest part is over but the battle is never over. Addiction sucks it really does but I can say it is a humbling eye opening experience. *pat on the back to me.