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   Posted 8/1/2012 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had to move back home with my parents because my lease at my apartment was up.
As soon as I got back here I realized my brother was stealing from me and told my parents (he's a severe alcoholic and drug addict). They didn't even want to believe it at first, even after they found 700 dollars missing from their room. That was the money they earned from selling a car that he was given then messed up. He was just given another car. They just don't get it and keep bailing him out. He's at the point where he's od'd on heroin, having withdrawals from alcohol when he doesn't drink, drinking and driving everywhere, getting pulled over. He admitted that he almost robbed a 7-11 the other night and he thinks things like that are ok when he's that messed up on drugs. It's just a nightmare and it's so depressing to see. No wonder I ran away from this family every chance I got, it's just so negative here, and my brother gets all the attention for what he does. All I hear is yelling. I've just been panicking non stop since I got here, and I haven't slept at all really. I don't want to accept that this is what my family has become, so I keep trying to help them and give advice (even though Im screwed up too), but they won't listen.

So what good am I doing by staying here?

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   Posted 8/1/2012 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
It is probably helping you out of a tough position of having no where to go. Your brother is going to self destruct sooner or later. Just be ready to help pick up the pieces when he does. Because you will probably have to.

I am sorry he is into alcohol and drugs to this extent. It is only a matter of time and they will see what is going on actually. It is too bad that it has to come to this. Take it one day at a time. If it becomes too much, then look for another place to stay if you are able. It sounds like your parents are helping both of you out right now, though you are the only one that appreciates it.

I hope that things get better for you.

Take care and keep posting.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 8/1/2012 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I guess if he keeps choosing this path I'll have to accept it and find somewhere else to go...if my parents refuse to kick him out.

Thanks <3
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