First Prev
of 2
Next Last
hurting

United States

#1 Mar 12, 2012
What can I do to help a family member that's strung out in denial
luck to you and urs

Rolla, MO

#2 Mar 12, 2012
Idk how... Have experiences with other drugs sum personal some not....but not that one but maybe u can try to get them to want to cut down...if I can think of nething I'll post
good luck to you

Cameron, MO

#3 Mar 12, 2012
It is impossible to help someone who doesn't believe they have a problem and doesn't want help
hurting

United States

#4 Mar 12, 2012
I've tried everything my brother is on probation I called his po she wouldn't help me I even asked bout the dirty ua she refused to help me what r they for if he's getting high on probation and she won't do nothing
Boogers

Clinton, MO

#5 Mar 12, 2012
Go to the police Sounds harsh but will save there life
brainer

United States

#6 Mar 12, 2012
You can try to go to the courthouse and fill out paperwork saying they are a danger to their self. You go to the probate judges office, fill out the paperwork and pay whatever it costs now. Years ago it was $35. The judge can issue a warrant to have him arrested and forcibly commited to get help. Ask how much time its good for though and stay on the police to pick him up. I went thru this for a family member and I didn't realize it was only good for so many days and I couldn't get the cops to pick him up in the short time span I had left. That was also when we had a different sheriff. Maybe things will be different. The judge who issued it back then was judge Sheffield. Good Luck
feelingyourpain

United States

#7 Mar 12, 2012
Let me just say I'am sorry...I have been around people with addictions and denial my whole life and the truth is that most of them will not stop until they hot rock bottom...which is usually overdose..losing their children..hep c...or prison..depending on the person..it usually takes them losing everything...most of the time you cannot help someone who doesn't help and who believes there is no problem. As far as the authorities go they usually cannot do much. This kind of thing really does break hearts...I will pray for you and your family. God bless.
hurting

United States

#8 Mar 12, 2012
I done that that put him in the stress unit for a 96 hour hold just made matters worse on me and family I don't understand why they put u on probation and let him stay high more he's actually ten times worse now it's getting worse everyday I see other people complaining about the same thing as I am something needs to change with the court system I've done everything just keep getting doors slammed in my face
jazzy

United States

#9 Mar 13, 2012
There's nothing you can do but if and when ur live one passes there's gonna be all these ppl crying making a fool of there self and get bashed on here there should be something the family and the law can do ppl are dying everyday in every town come on ppl something's gotta give it could be ur loved one next
hmm

Rolla, MO

#10 Mar 13, 2012
If you guys would take your ideas and express them in the community to the citizens and younger people about the dangerous facts of Heroin u might help a few future people. If you somehow changed one persons mind you have completed success.
hurting

United States

#11 Mar 13, 2012
That's easier said than done my brother is killing his self and I can't get help not even his po will help me
bad

United States

#12 Mar 13, 2012
It destroys people and takes over their soul
Vickie Wilson from Flat M

United States

#13 Mar 13, 2012
I have 2 say that I know first hand on being an addict. The one thing I never got hooked on was Herion thank goodness not to say any other drugs are better cause they arent. I wouldn't wish Herion on my worst enemy...I already know of 3 people in the last year to OD FROM IT not a good picture do what you can to help the Addict it will do the world some good.
brainer

United States

#14 Mar 14, 2012
There's suppose to be a low cost intervention treatment online at 1-866-888-4911, or if that won't work for you, you can try to have a&e's tv show do an intervention show featuring your loved one. Go to: http://www.aetv.com/intervention/particpate/ You will have to fill out a form online. I think they'll ask for pictures and video of your loved one. If they choose to pick your brother for an episode of their show, your brother can get rehab paid for. It's worth a try. Good Luck.
brainer

United States

#15 Mar 14, 2012
Sorry, when you click on the above link for intervention you'll need a few more steps. Once you click on the link, then click on shows. Once shows drops down the names of their shows, click on intervention. Once intervention screen comes up, click below picture where it says participate. You should get the info you need from there.
Heroin

United States

#16 Mar 16, 2012
Town hall meeting on April 24th at7:00 and RTC. Come Learn something and educate your selves and your family. There will be resources for addicts and advice for families and friends. You can also go online to not-even-once.com good luck. I pray your situation did not end like our families. We tried everything
Toughlove

Foristell, MO

#17 Mar 16, 2012
Sad to say, if there is anyone who doesn't realize that heroin is a dangerous and deadly drug.....they may be too stupid to live anyway. Leave them be......it's natural selection.

Short of kidnapping them, holding them captive on a deserted island for several years until they dry out, once they are committed, you should go on with your life.....because all trying to 'help' is going to do is allow them to lie to you and steal from you.
youKnowWho

Rolla, MO

#18 Mar 16, 2012
Call intervention!
fyi

Rolla, MO

#19 Mar 24, 2012
heroin is such an epidemic that in some states such as ak they have a needle exchange program where they give out clean needles to addicts because theres nothing you can do for these people but try to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.. forcing them to abstain just makes them relapse the second you let them loose, making them more likely to OD. its a vicious cycle. what can you do? protect your children.
hello

Rolla, MO

#20 Mar 24, 2012
As a person who knows, there is nothing you can do. But pray, dont give them any money, if they need something buy it for them and open it up as for example cigs. Buy a pack open them up take to out. you buy them clothes throw away the reciept and put a black X on the inside of the clothes so they cant take them back for money to purchase the drug. I have a young friend, who has been in jail and rehab, he said you can get more drugs in there then on the street. He also was on drug court, it didnt work, they have friends who text to let them know when the drug court people are going to show up an when they are going to pop. It was sad put he was sent to prison for breaking his other probations, but he was able to ask for the long term treatment for some of his prison time, an I am happy to say it is working. He has written to say it has saved his life and that he will get another chance to not do his full prison time, and that he thinks the world for his family, the rolla pd, and the drug court people, who all tried so hard to save his life and that he finally got caught. He also is not coming back to rolla his past when he gets out, where he is at gave him other places to go to stay at least five years to keep staying clean and sober. An to build up his will power to be able to walk away and say no to his temptations. So the best thing for them is to be caught and put in a prison long term treatment level 2 prison. They have to want help before anyone including family will be able to help them. Good luck and I know and feel your pain. But dont judge them once addicted it is a rough battle for them and their family. An family is the first ones they will lie to an about,they are also can be very mean to family an or crying when they are coming down and in need of the drug, so becareful an they will take whatever they can from family to sell or trade for the drugs. when they are hunngry feed them but never ever give them money for anything, watch them like a hawk when they are in your home or around them, when they bring friends check ids then their friends will stay away, be rude to their friends, but always remind them you love them and are there for them when its something they really need andd not just want. goodluck.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Rolla Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
newburg drug bust 1 hr God 9
Goatman's Grave (Sep '11) 1 hr Weinbaum 94
Kendall Robertson Nurse at Jail 1 hr God 2
Good Job South Central Drug Task Force (Dec '12) 1 hr God 13
the real tim frost 7 hr God 15
Unhappy In Love 9 hr Truth 11
phelps county public safety live feed 10 hr INTERESTED 1
Walmart Distribution Center good place to work? (Jun '12) 15 hr Yup 347
More from around the web

Rolla People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]