(Ann Arbor Michigan)
More than 8 years ago I gave my brother an ultimatum. You go into rehab and get clean or you never see your new baby niece ever again. That worked! The next day, my brother who had been using heroin for 3 years, went into rehab and got clean.
He lived in a halfway house for a year and was doing great. Had a son and seemed happy.
Fast forward to today.....right now as I type this my brother is missing. He left his home which he shares with his girlfriend and children and has not been heard from in 2 days. He was trying to detox at home (which has been unsuccessful for the last 3 months)
He has no job, no money, a broken down vehicle and will most likely not make it out of this addiction alive. No matter how much support I've given him, it never is or will be enough. He has 3 children who need a dad and the only thing he can worry about is when he will get his next fix.
Right now I pray that he doesn't hurt someone or hurt himself. We wait for the phone call.