I have a son who is 28 yrs of age has a mental illness (pshyotic). All he does is smoke marujuana. He needs help but refuses. I have been to court house once 2 years ago. The first time they did nothing finally got him to st lukes. But he went off meds in a month or so. This is getting to be too much for me. No one seems to have answer but to kick him out. How can I get him the help he needs. He has said over and over that his life is over. The court needs two people and there is only me. Now what? Help
My brother is 30 years old, still living with my aging parents and is drinking 1/2 gallon of whiskey per day. He refuses to be admitted to a center. How do we get him in there without his consent. He says he does not wish to live any longer. I need help, please.
Laura - Blue Grass
I have a boyfriend who pops pain medications and who is an alcoholic. He can't even step out of the house without a beer in his hand. Also, he has an enlarged liver. He has a lot of anger and rage issues. He is also verbally abusive. He lost his driver's license because of drinking. I've tried helping him the best I could but nothing seems to work. I'm terrified that I'm gonna wake up one morning and find him dead. He refuses to go to rehab to get help. Is there anything I can do to help him??
Ashley - Cedar Rapids
I have no insurance of any kind and no job. I am in need of help. I want very badly to get off of drugs but I get too sick and end up doing them again. I was in a methadone clinic in Indiana and was clean and doing great and going down on my dose but I was forced to quit because no money to pay for it. That was 6 months ago and I just cannot stop due to it hurting so badly. Is there any place that can help with detox besides the rehab places that dont give anything to help the pain I feel. I dont know what to do anymore and I have never been this depressed or fed up before
melissa vancleave - harrison
My brother is addicted to smoking and has tried to quit on his own but hasn't been able to. Do you have any programs he can be involved in where he can have help quitting?
ken - hiawatha Ia.