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Discussion in 'Questions About Treatment' started by Sarahb, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Sarahb

    Sarahb Member

    Hello everyone,

    My brother in law has been dealing with heroin addiction for over ten years now. He has been sober for many but has recently relapsed. He has two beautiful children with (we just found out) a third on the way. He is willing to go into an inpatient rehab facility for treatment but faces a major obstacle. He was recently fired from his job for failing a random drug test and due to the way he was fired, was denied unemployment. He is currently looking for a job and has decided he cannot do impatient because his wife cannot support the family on her income alone. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? This situation seems to be more frustrating that when he couldn't admit he had a problem and would not go into rehab. He had admitted the problem, knows he is in a downward spiral, willing to do a program, but can't seem to make it work. Is there anyway around this? A program that can help? Is outpatient the solution? If so, is it as effective? This is my husbands brother and I want to help but I just don't have that much knowledge of the decease of addiction. If any of you can share some insight it would be so greatly appreciated.
  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Sarahb... I'm sorry to hear about your brother-in-law's relapse. If he's in the United States, he may be able to find a treatment facility that is low-cost or no-cost. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a treatment locator on their website that can help you search for such a place. Here's the link:

    Also, if he could see an addiction specialist, that would be a good thing. They could assess his situation and recommend the best next steps for him. Could be inpatient treatment or an IOP (intensive outpatient program). A good IOP can definitely be effective.

    I will keep your brother-in-law in my thoughts and prayers. I'm glad that he's willing to get help for his problem and I hope he can find that help.

    Sending positive vibes and lots of hope.
  3. Donnchadh

    Donnchadh Active Contributor

    Sorry to hear about your brother in law it always breaks my heart when I see or hear about someone relapsing.I don't know what country your in but I know that the only free option in any country is NA and judging by what you say I know that it will really help him because you give the impression that he really wants help and this is good if he didn't it would be pointless.other than that all I can suggest is his medical centre where they should be able to guide him to the right services but definitely NA in my own experience saved my life and countless other's. Sorry I can't be of more help to you but I do wish you both all the very best.I'll say a little prayer for you xx
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  4. rbersonkarla

    rbersonkarla Member

    Hello @Sarahb Sorry to hear about your brother in law. Drug addiction is treatable and controllable and does not have to mean jail time or anything like that. Inpatient drug addiction treatment for a mild drug addiction can take a number of different forms to accommodate the severity and nature of the person's drug addiction. American Drug Rehabs will help you find quality care near you. Inpatient drug addiction treatment is usually combined with a detox program to help the recovering addict to return to their normal daily routine.
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