By family has been trying to find a place to take my uncle for some time now. There are several issues, one being money. He's burned a lot of bridges, so not everyone is willing to invest any money in helping him get clean. Some can't afford it. Either way, I've come to the conclusion that until he wants to get help, he won't get any better. I've been trying to get a better understanding of his addiction and how to better help him because it's at the point now that I watch the news diligently, waiting to hear news that he's been murdered or found in some flop house, OD'd. I need to know what could make a normally caring and dedicated man turn him into some raging addict that would turn his back on his family just to get high. A big part of my is really angry with him. No matter what he's done, I've done whatever was humanly possible to try and help, sometimes putting my own issues on hold or on the back burner, and he still goes back to it. I don't know if I'm being unreasonable, and sense I've never been addicted to any substance ( aside from tobacco ) I don't truly understand what it makes him do, how it controls his actions and life. I've tried being empathetic, but truth is I honestly don't get it. I don't know if I should be washing my hands of the situation and concentrating on my own family, or if there's still some hope that he can crawl out of this hole.