If you didn’t catch last night’s Intervention, it was about a mother who had a severe meth and Oxycontin habit.
And the person she got her drugs from was typically her brother.
While many users may experiment with drugs for the first time with a sibling or loved one, most typically do not continue buying from their siblings.
This is important for parents to look for and recognize especially when they discover that an eldest child of theirs has experimented with drugs.
Sometimes it will completely turn the younger siblings away, and sometimes it may make drug use more attractive or less dangerous to those kids.
If they see that brother or sister is using, and they are carrying on a seemingly normal and functioning life, they may perceive reduced risks with using drugs.
Oftentimes even while using together, sibling will hide their actual drug use, and only admit to a lesser usage.
If you haven’t watched A&E’s Intervention, it’s a powerful show. It’s worth hiting the DVR record button.
There are a lot of patients with severe alcohol problems. Parents can learn from the interventionist just how significant of a role they play in enabling a young drinker or drug abuser.
You can see the Huffington Post’s recap on Intervention, including a video clip, by clicking HERE.