Wish i could help my addicted sister.

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Wish i could help my addicted sister.

Unread postby mojo » Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:56 pm

I'm new to this and was just looking for advice or anything to help my sister before its to late! I'm not sure how to even start so i will put some facts out to tell u about Me..her and and the situation. My sister and i were best friends at one time..now we barely talk. She has a son(8) who i take care of most of the time. She wieghs about 100pds if shes lucky..all skin and bones. She is with a man who is also a user/and abusive,takes her $$ and kicks her out of thier apt atleast once a month!(and she always goes back) As i am typing at this moment she is in her car..sleeping..in my driveway..85 degrees out..because he kicked her out AGAIN. I went out to check on her..make sure she was breathing.. and stared with amazement that this is my sister!! I cant believe it! I keep thinking to myself if i dont do something soon..she will die! I just dont know what else i can do! She is mixed up in so many things..drugs,pills alchol..anything that will get her high! I feel so bad for my nephew! I threaten her bout taking him from her but doesnt seem to help! I feel lost,sad,confused and mainly heart brokin cause i cant shake some sence into her!! Thanks for listening. sorry if its alittle confusing..
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Re: Wish i could help my addicted sister.

Unread postby Believer55 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:13 pm

Mojo,
You sound like you love your sister and want the best for her. Unfortunately addiction transforms the people we used to know into strangers. Even worse is that they usually don't realize there is a problem. I think you are right in considering what to do about your nephew. Its great he has someone to care for him! Try an Al-anon meeting! I like that there are other people there that are experiencing the same things. It also gives you some ideas on how to deal with things. Good luck!
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Re: Wish i could help my addicted sister.

Unread postby addict » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:07 am

I am a 25 year old who is a recovering drug addict. My family worried themselves sick about me when I was using. Don't take anything personal from a drug addict. That girl passed out in your driveway is not your sister. Drugs make you incapable of feeling anything, good or bad. I know you are probably tired of hearing this cliche but it is true. "She has to hit rock bottom face first." I know its hard but allot of times an addict needs tough love. I think you should take her little boy, whether you have to contact cps or whatever. Sometimes that shakes them up enough to change. That's what had to be done to me. That's why I got clean. And one day she will see how much you love her. Never give up on her. She needs you more than even she realizes. Pray for her and ask others to pray. I will pray for all of you. Im so sorry we addicts put our families through hell. If there is anything I could do let me know. Ill give you my email or phone # if u ever need to talk.
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Re: Wish i could help my addicted sister.

Unread postby MYSTICAL79 » Sun May 01, 2016 10:24 am

Mojo,

I hope everything is going well for you. I have a sister that was using when I was about 8 or 9 years old (her and I are ten years apart). She lost custody of her first born then tried to get clean. For about a year she remained sober, then relapsed and had another child. She left rehab and had two more children and remained clean for over 18 years. My family has tried everything to help her and she relapsed recently and it's worse this time around. She has grandchildren and that doesn't seem to motivate her in any way. She has stolen from my son, and other members of my family because of her addiction. I agree with the point of them having to hit rock bottom in order to see things differently. It's hard to see someone in that state and there isn't anything you can really do for them. My family prays for her, provides guidance for her children and grandchildren, but she is not allowed in anyone's household because she constantly steals. TOUGH LOVE is hard but worth it. Hang in there and just continue to let your sister know that you love her.
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