I usually lurk on this board but today I need genuine, legitimate advice.
My father has been a drug addict (opiates) for many years. Recently, over the last couple of years it has become progressively worse.
In the last couple of months it has become unbearable for the family and it continues to destroy his health (hes 65).
Anyways, hes a respected professional so Im afraid to do anything that would effect him professionally (especially considering how fucked up things are for my family at the moment). Hes middle eastern so he would not be open to the idea of rehab or an intervention or anything.
He used to do it in the house, but he has recently moved all the "hard" drug out (though my family believes that he contiues to use them).
Any suggestions? anyone been through something similar?
>mfw I saw my dad's death coming and did nothing but stand idle
also I should state that he can be a HUGE liar about these things and is difficult to talk to in general (because of how moody he is)
I should say that he is BIPOLAR though he is taking his medication to the best of my knowledge (wellbuitrin??)
If I would ask him about it he would say that this is all a symptom of his depression and it is long in his past
Look, there is nothing you can do. With an addict all you can do is threaten to cut contact if they don't get help, even then they're not going to get help unless they are ready to do so, and if he isn't ever going to want to get legit help, then just start collecting money for the funeral and pray that he gets arrested first.
Is it really that hopeless??
How can i convince him to help himself? Hes not a dumb man... I think he is aware of the danger he is doing and how hes self medicating and shit
does this stuff ever work out without some sort of tragedy?
I keep trying to distance myself (move out, stop talking to them, etc) but i fear for my mother and youngr brother and my grampa encourages me to stay connected
I've read about the big problems of opium addiction in Iran and Afghanistan.
Whereabouts in the world are you?
I'd suggest prayer always, I shall say a prayer for you tonight. Is your father religious? If he is then you could remind him of some prayers or passages of the Bible or Koran for example (depending on his religion)
I'm sorry I can't really think of anything else as I don't have any experience with this thing. Try speaking to him and asking him if he wants to speak to you about his problems