Calling the Police

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  1. B_Anzalone

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    My brother is a terrible drug addict, he'll do anything on the table, shows no signs of stopping, i wnt to call the police.

    I'm pretty sure i dont needta call 911, thats an emergency thing, is there some other phone number i should call or something?
     
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    Every Police station should have its own non-emergency phone number that you can look up online, try searching for it by "County Name" Police or possibly a city website.

    But before you go to the police have you tried an agency that helps with situations such as these?
     
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    311 in most places is the number used to contact the police for when you dont think you need 911

    but it sounds like he needs rehab and you could use a little help yourself or a vacation at least
     
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    I agree with Findfirefox. If your brother is a full-blown addict, he needs counseling/rehab. The police can't do anything unless they catch your brother breaking the law: buying drugs, possessing drugs, using drugs, etc. If you feel that he is endangering your life or someone else's, that might be different. However, even if he does a little time, it's not going to help the problem. I would talk to friends/family members about getting him some help or setting up an intervention if necessary. Good luck!
     
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    I know i need to talk to him about it, but i hold little to no sway with him.

    All of his friends do drugs, my parents wont do anything, they know what he does, and they even buy marijuana from him, theres no one i can talk to to talk to him about his problem, at this rate he'll OD in the next year.
     
  6. Heather LouAnna

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    I'm around a lot of drug users. I know maybe....three people who don't smoke pot or drink on a regular basis. I've had several friends overdose on various substances. I know very few individuals who've not been arrested. I have friends in federal prison and state prison for large possession charges, with intent to distribute. The number of individuals I know who dabble in psychedelics, downers, uppers, and disassociates is astounding.

    I don't know your brother personally, but it's been my experience that rehab centers do not work.

    If you truly feel concern for him, you should speak with him personally. Of course, he's not going to heed any of your advice, but him knowing that you're concerned may help a bit. Usually, it takes something severe for the person to stop. Getting caught by the coppers can certainly teach him a lesson, but it's pricey. Literally.

    Rehab doesn't do shit if he doesn't want to stop himself. Rehab centers can't hold you unless you're convicted of something. He'd have to volunteer it.
     
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    How can you say Things like that, Heather?? I mean, your last point is definetaly true, but Rehab centers totally work. Just because you and your friends are too young or may not want to be helped, doesn't mean that they do NOT WORK for others.

    The kid may not realize he has a problem. He may just look at this habitual Coke/Pot/booze/uppers/downers/etc usage as "Partying, or for fun". Being with people who want to help him, as well as concern from family, may snap him out of this "problem" and get him to a better place.

    Good luck with the brother, Anzalone. Dealing with someone who is addicted to something, with potential to overdose cna be really fucking tricky.
     
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    did anyone else laugh when they read that line. or am i really just a sic fuck, cuz that was classic
     
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    Don't call the police if they see something constituting a crime they will have to move forward with an arrest. This arrest could mean major time in a hell hole.

    Do not trust the police who will tell you they will help out you can trust me they love to arrest and put away anyone they consider a drug addict.

    Call your local rehab unit they will assist in getting you help.

    Do not call the police it will end up with huge problems.
     
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    Saying that someone has a "drug problem" isn't accurate, even if you view them as having one. By definition, a problem is something that interferes with other factors in your life. I'm sure his brother's drug use doesn't much effect other factors in his life, in his brother's eyes. The person, by definition, who has the "drug problem" is the original poster. His brother doesn't view it as a problem, so it isn't.

    There are perfectly functioning, normal, individuals who use drugs everyday to cope with life. Just because one person uses marijuana and another person uses Celexa doesn't mean that one is better than the other.




    And Anzalone: If your parents are purchasing marijuana through your brother, they will HATE you for calling the police on him. Find another way to get out of this situation. You are the black sheep of this family. Just get outta there, man.
     
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    Make sure he can't get to your money. Don't give him a ride to and from a drug place. If you are caught with him, you can go to jail too.
     
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    lol caught with him?! He lives with him!
     
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    If you are in physical danger, you should by all means call the police. If there is a risk to you at all that would stem from him possessing or using drugs, by all means call the police.

    Do whatever you need to protect yourself. Don't worry about your brother. He's sure as shit not worried about the effects his using might have on you. By living in a house with you where he uses and possesses, he's showing that he's too far gone to care about you. You MUST be the one to take care of yourself. His addiction has taken him past the point where he can care about anything other than getting more drugs.


    The biggest caution I can offer you is this: don't accept any advice from people who have no firsthand experience dealing with an addict or alcoholic. Not matter how well-intentioned such folks, even those who "work with" addicts, may be, their knowledge is only theoretical. They have no stake in seeing your situation improve. Even those who have lived with addiction can speak only to their own situations, not yours.


    Do whatever you need to take care of yourself, and let your brother come to the logical end of his path without taking you with him.
     
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    I've had trouble in the past with my brother and his friends...

    They've stolen money off my bureau, and stolen my cds and dvds.
     
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    :rolleyes: ARRRR... DVDs and CDs mean nothing to me. I can burn anything I want. Yes, I've no shame in entertainment piracy. Stealing cash from you is kinda shitty though. You shouldn't have to, because it's your home, but keep it in your pocket, man.

    Get a job. Move out. If it's bothering you that much, you'd be all over this shit already instead of on a messageboard getting advice for it.
     
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    And I renig.

    She is right.

    Get out. Surely you have some family (aunt/uncles/cousins/grandparents) that you coudl crash with until you become able to live on your own.
     
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    Thats very rude, he could be confused, you don't know what he's thinking.
     
  18. Heather LouAnna

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    Considering this thread and the other that he posted, that's on the similar topic, I formed an opinion and voiced it. He asked for opinions, so I'm voicing mine. You can call it rude, that's fine.

    *shrug*
     
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    I got hooked on crystal meth and was on it for a couple years. I quit on my own cuz my body was worn out and i didnt like what i was seeing as far as me physically or how i was feeling emotionally. After a couple months without doing any...i began to have mood swings (bipolar like) but cuz i quit on my own w/o help right away and i was having withdrawals. I checked myself into rehab..scared to death bout what i was getting myself in, mind you...but was the best thing i did for me anyways. Im now 3 yrs clean and enjoying the world i wasnt living in before. Its prob gonna be hard to talk to him cuz more than likely youre talking to the drug, rather than him. But i would try and tell him that this road doesnt go anywhere except hell and possibly even death. I dont know if i really can give any good advice here cuz what i did, i did on my own w/o anyone talking to me...so my story is a little different. But i hope he will see the bigger picture and check himself in before it gets worse! Good luck!
     
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    Well first of all i only buy the dvds and cds that i really want... ive only ever bought the cds of two artists, glenn danzig, and jethro tull, same goes for dvds, like George Romeros movie...

    I have a job, and havent been without one for about 4 or 5 years, but im in the middle of changing jobs, so its a bit more diffcult.

    Also, about the money in my pocket, it was tip money, becuase i used to be a waiter, i took off my pants and laid them on my bureau, he came in the next morning and got into my pants and stole it, its not like i just leave rolls of 100s laying around carelessly.
     
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