No names, although she has written about it herself, but it just doesn't seem right to name her. One dear blogging mate has a sister with a serious drug dependency . She does not have much to do with her sister anymore, who caused much trouble in the blog mate's and her family's life. This is a tale of hope but ultimately not.
We have a friend who is an ambo driver, sorry paramedic. She has a brother who had a serious drug problem. Abuse of parents, theft of money from them, hocking their possessions etc etc. He took the parents and his sister to hell and back.
It has taken years, maybe more than a decade but he is finally drug free. He moved to Perth and started a job and his life was really together, only be diagnosed with a fatal, not drug related, disease. What a bugger.
Perhaps all the effort that goes into rehabilitating those who are drug addicted, can pay off. It did in his case.