So this may get lengthy just a fair warning! But all who have experince with this topic please read because I could use some help.
Ok so about 4 years ago some family of mine confronted my dad about if he had a drug problem... he said he did crack about once a month and that it wasn't a problem. He was PISSED that we even brought it up though. He can be very hostile, even before the drugs.
Lately he has been complaing of bug infestation in his house. Even went as far as to collect these microscopic bugs on a piece of tape and send them in to have them examined. One place said they found "a" chiggar. Which is a bug from the south and we live in Michigan... not sure if he made it up or not just to make him not sound so crazy. The other two places he sent them didn't find anything he said.
I called a hotline today and basically told them this same story. Because and interventionist is not affordable for our family the person I talked to said they would call him and let him know that someone cares enough to have called them. and they wanted to let him know his options... I just called her back to see how he responed and she wasn't available. All I gave them was his first name and cell phone number, it's not possible to have authorities called or anything right? My younger pregnant ister lives there and is worried about this because she doesn't want them knowing shes there b/c shes worried they'll take her baby or something.
No one else in my family is doing anything about this and I feel like all the weight is on me. Because he can be so mean I guess people just dont want to deal with his attitude and mean deminor. I feel like its been long enough an I refuse to feel like I didn't do anything in the case that he oes end up killing himself.
In addition to the bugs I'm sure he has a problem because he is filing for bankruptcy and in no way should have to. He makes $5k/month with a house payment and 2 cars. Granted he helps my sister but still! Speaking of bankruptcy, can someone even file when they make that much and such a big chunk is unaccounted for???
In relation to the wedding... I'm feeling the stress! We were considering going to Florida to get married on the beach with who ever can afford it and that actually sounds like a better idea than more ever now. I feel like a huge celebration just wouldn't be right when theres this huge burden on my shoulders... at this poit nothing is planned and won't be until this issue gets under control a little
If anyone has ever dealt with a family member with an addiction, what did you do? How did you let them know you care and want them to get help when they wouldn't admit it? Other than calling this lady I'm going to have rehab brochures sent to his house then I don't know what else I can do....
If you can help, Thank You!!!