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Posted 16-Apr-2012 at 01:35 AM (01:35) by Makbawehuh
Updated 16-Apr-2012 at 03:51 AM (03:51) by Makbawehuh

Today my brother finally called to apologise to my parents. And by apologise, I mean, to play attention getting games, to try to manipulate them into doing the things they normally do, and to ask for money. And then to throw a fit when they laid down the rules- Rehab, be clean for two years, and pull your life together, and then you can come home.

No, really, that is what happened today. He called to apologize. Made his apology. Let them know he was still not sure about his sexuality and feeling suicidal (if anyone missed the hilarity of my brother's "I might be gay!" phase, please tell me, and I'll post about it), let them know he missed them, and really wanted to see them again, and could he come over for dinner? He's out of food. And he's really sorry. And, oh, he needs three hundred bucks for his medical marijuana card...

Yep. What a winner.

Anyways. Because of the whole bruhaha over this, my mother has been looking into alanon/alateen groups. We have an alanon group here in town, but there's no alateen group. Considering this is a city of thirty thousand people, with a huge addict population, I would *think* there would be an alateen group...

But no, nothing. I guess if you're a kid, you're screwed.

Obviously, my mom and I don't like that, so we're kicking around the idea of seeing if we can't get something like that started around here. No one can tell me that there are no children in this city who come from homes with an addict. That is bullshit. If anything, around here the addicts seem to breed like fucking rabbits, and it's looking like there's no one around to help the kids cope with that. Which means we're just breeding another generation of addicts.

So, that's where I am right now. I like the idea of setting something up so that I could be of help to kids, and hell, I worked at a rehab center for four years. I should put some of the shit I learned there to use. My mother spent years in alanon, so she knows how to run groups...

I think we could do it, and more importantly, I think it's a thing that desperately needs done.

Also, I -swear-, one of these days, I'll get up a post about my pagecount, lol!
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    Now that is the best idea I've heard for a while! Maybe your lemon will be made into something better.

    You're right. The next generation needs to know that they don't have to be trapped into this -- I think we are all prone to become depressed after bad events and feel too hopeless to keep from following the same trail.
    Posted 16-Apr-2012 at 03:20 AM (03:20) by muddleglum muddleglum is offline
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    Originally Posted by muddleglum View Comment
    The next generation needs to know that they don't have to be trapped into this -- I think we are all prone to become depressed after bad events and feel too hopeless to keep from following the same trail.
    This, exactly. I can't begin to say how many young people I've spoken to through the years (admittedly, I haven't lived many, compared to some), who haven't got a clue that there's anything better. I've always tried to encourage them and mentor as best I could, but let's face it... There's only so much I can do in that position. Someone does need to be able to let these kids know there's another path in life. Not as easy, maybe, but on the whole more pleasant.
    Posted 16-Apr-2012 at 03:55 AM (03:55) by Makbawehuh Makbawehuh is offline
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