What can adult former addict do?
(Fort Pierce, Fl)
My 24 year old niece is getting out of prison in a year. She confided in me that her mom, my sister, got her hooked on drugs at age 11.
My former brother-in-law was an alcoholic at the time. He then told me my sister was hooked on pain meds but no one believed him bc he frequently lied.
Fast forward, her drug addiction is worse. Her daughter is afraid her mom might overdose while she (my niece), is still in prison. Also my niece is afraid to go home when she gets out of prison bc there will be drugs there at home.
My niece told me all this in confidence. Her trust level is very low and is now learning to trust. She does trust me. Therefore, I can not violate that trust. Shall I ask my niece if we could do an intervention in hopes my sister could get off drugs before my niece gets out in a year and a half??
Naturally, my sister does not think she has a problem. She first used drugs in high school and probably never stopped except for being pregnant one time.