Skilled nursing facility | My parents keep acting like my sister is fine and all she needs is to straighten up

Hey guys, not sure if anyone else is feeling this way, but I’m super frustrated with my parents. They keep acting like my sister is completely fine and just needs to “straighten up.” Meanwhile, she’s getting worse every day. :disappointed: She’s killing all of us. Her addiction is only getting worse, she started taking things from my parents house and i think she’s trading sex for drugs. How do I talk to them and my family about putting her in professional care? This is more than any of us can handle, and i’m afraid she’s gonna die if we don’t act.

Oh, I totally feel your pain. My cousin was in a similar situation and it was so frustrating seeing my family just brush it off.

It’s definitely concerning that they aren’t taking it seriously. Your sister clearly needs help, and this is more than your family can handle alone.

That’s awful. Have you tried speaking to your parents about your concerns and suggesting professional care? Sometimes people need a reality check in order to understand the severity of a situation.

I’ve tried talking to my parents, but they just don’t seem to get it. Her addiction has turned her into a person I don’t even recognize. I found out she’s been taking things from our house and I’m afraid she’s trading sex for drugs. :cry:

Oh no, that’s heartbreaking. It’s important that your family bands together and supports your sister. Remember, she’s the victim in all this too.

Have you tried reaching out to any local support groups or rehabilitation centers for guidance? They might be able to give you advice on how to approach your parents about the situation.

That’s a great idea, I haven’t done that yet. I’m worried my sister might not even make it through this if my parents don’t see her need for professional care soon.

Keep trying to talk with your family about it. Show them that you’re genuinely concerned for your sister’s well-being and need them to understand the gravity of the situation. Giving up isn’t an option here.

I second that. Just remember that you’re doing this out of love and concern for your sister, and sometimes it takes time for people to acknowledge the harsh reality that someone they love is dealing with an addiction.

Stay strong, and remember that you have a support network here to help you through this. It’s not easy, but talking about it can make a world of difference. Sending virtual hugs. :heart:

Thank you all so much for your understanding and support. I’ll definitely try reaching out to a local support group or rehab center, and talk to my family again. Hopefully, they’ll finally get it and start working towards getting her the help she needs.

Wishing you the best of luck, and if you ever need someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here for you.

Yes, keep us informed about how things progress. And if you need advice or just someone to vent to, we’re all here for you.

Stay strong and take care of yourself too. Remember, you can’t help someone else if you’re not taking care of yourself first.

You’ve got this! :pray: Just keep advocating for your sister and reminding your family that it’s important to address and treat this issue the right way. We’re all rooting for you and your sister.

Absolutely, remember that you’re not alone in this journey. We’re all here to support and encourage you and your sister. Keep believing in her recovery, and don’t lose hope. We’re all behind you! :heart:

I just wanted to add my support and encouragement as well. It’s truly inspiring to see you standing up for your sister and trying to get her the help she needs. Please know that we’re here for you, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything. Keep taking it one day at a time, and hold onto hope. We’re all in your corner. :heart: