My younger brother (age 32) lives in the Virgin Islands. On a recent visit to him, my first, he was SKY HIGH on something when he picked me and my friend up from the airport in the middle of the afternoon.
His eyes were glassy and bloodshot, he was smiling a ridiculous smile, laughing at inappropriate times, was repeating stories, it was awful.
I did not know what to do as I did not know he was a drug-user before this, or at least not in many years.
When I confronted him, he said he knew he messed up and it was a mistake and he was sorry. My husband is a drug enforcement agent, so my brother should really know where I stand on this issue, yet he seemed to act as if his symptoms were invisible, not to mention the safety issue of driving while compromised like this and endangering me and my friend as well.
It was really not OK…I do not want to be a tattle tale, as he is a working professional and able to keep a job, but I worry that my silence is a passive consent, and that he could find himself in real trouble if I do not speak up.
He always seems broke and has really distanced himself from his friends and family.
Should I tell our parents?