Re: Tough Love
Just to update again.
My brother got out of jail...still not sure how that happened, but could have been my sister bailed him out....? Not sure.
He has been calling me for the past couple of days and I haven't been answering.
Finally today I picked up. He is drinking again...which means he is out of the shelter (homeless program) and likely at a hotel. He is telling me he misses his family, etc etc. and crying.
I told him to get into individual counseling and try and get back on the medications he was taking previously to help with the alcohol cravings. When he was compliant with the medications, it did help him.
What a nightmare. I feel like he is going to die in a hotel room or in the woods...and not a DAMN thing I can do about it. Can anyone who has been there done that explain why he would choose to drink when he is homeless, no job, family cut him off, etc? It is so frustrating.