My brother has been addicted to pot for years (he is 19), and it has ruined his life, up to the point where he has now decided enough is enough and he is quitting. He is doing well so far and is opening up to me and my parents about the bad decisions he has made and also telling me how he keeps having horrible nightmares and cant sleep well at night. We are all encouraging him and letting him know we are here for him, trying to be as supportive as possible. He also has very abrupt highs and lows in his moods and I have been trying to help him by just being a listening ear and trying to get him to think about seeing a drug counsellor, which he is unsure about as he thinks it wont help him. He is also telling me how depressed he has been feeling. I want to really help him so he never goes back to the way he was, and so I need to know what I can do and say to really support him and make him feel better. Would he be better going on some sort of a medication to help him with his mood? Should he talk to a drug counsellor? Please help me to get my brother back :)
I feel for your brother and shall pray for his faster recovery, you must carry on the good work, the best you could do is divert his mind from and try to keep him busy/occupied with work or whatever he fancies so that he does not crave for taking pot, I know it is easier said than done, do keep up the good work.
Take care & my prayers go out to you & your family, please do talk to a Counselor before he takes any med for his moods.
You are a great sibling to be so helpful and kind toward your brother at this time.
I agree with my friend Rajive, a counsellor would be a great idea, someone that specializes in addiction therapy.
If his moods continue to go up and down, perhaps a good psychiatrist would be in order. Sometimes people abuse drugs when they are depressed, so they feel nothing, a numbing effect if you will. This may be the underlying problem with his addiction.
Best wishes to you, and do let us know how he is doing, we are here to support you... and him, if he wishes to recieve support on this great site!
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