New member here looking for advice and answers.
I have twin sisters – one of which is a hospice type nurse and the other a pill addict. The pill addict is on opiates (Vic’s), adderall and xanax – all of which were legally prescribed up until a few weeks ago. She has been under the care of a new physician who stopped prescribing everything except for Prozac.
I suspect she has been abusing the pills for the past year or so with no one willing to except the fact that she was an addict up until a month ago when she was driving wasted with her son in the car. My parents (in their 60’s) have tried to address this themselves by monitoring her pill intake, keeping her isolated (she lives in an apartment off their house) and dozens of blow outs where she has physically assaulted my father. It was truly ugly. Throughout the ordeal she denies having a problem or that anything is wrong. She ranges from being passively pleasant to verbally abusive and straight out lying in mere seconds.
They thought they were making some headway as she appeared to be back to a normal state for a few weeks until her fiancée walked in on her snorting adderall. This led to a huge blow up culminating with the state police showing up to arrest her for stealing methodone from my other sisters hospice patient. My nurse sister has a hospice patient that she visits several times a week. My drug addict sister was showing up at different times stealing pills. Once the hospice patient knew pills were missing – my nurse sister set up her patient to be able to bust whoever was stealing the pills – which unbeknownst to her was her addict sister. Confused yet? This stuff reads like a Dan Brown novel.
In short, the hospice patient wont press charges because they are saddened by the whole situation. The above blow up lasted for 2 days. Finally when she agreed to go into rehab – her tox screen came back clean because it had been a few days since she had a pill so her insurance wont pay for her visit in rehab.
Bottom line – she does not think she has a problem. She cant go to rehab and any time my nurse sister has had her committed for a 24 hr observation to a the mental hospital – they release her a day later saying nothing is wrong. No place – no drug rehab facility – no mental institution – no where will take her.
My parents continue to let her live at her apartment solely for the sake of her 2 kids but after the rehab facility threw her out – we are out of ideas.