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Old 03-02-2014, 12:47 AM   #26921 (permalink)
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Thanks man. He's going to have to learn the hard way. I just don't want him getting hurt in there. I'm honestly very conflicted in how I feel I should feel about this. Therapy is going to be interesting in the next couple of weeks.
I don't know what to say. I'm sorry to hear about that Exo.
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Old 03-02-2014, 01:56 AM   #26922 (permalink)
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Butt you've been a great sibling and a great friend to him even throughout all the times he didn't deserve your support. I can't pretend that I know the right course of action here but I hope you're able to remind yourself that you're not to blame and that you've proved to be incredibly strong throughout a ****storm of unfair conditions. We all love you here and wish nothing for you but the best.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:58 AM   #26923 (permalink)
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My brother got arrested again today. He held up a gas station with a machete. I wish I was making this up. I'm not.

I have no idea what to do. I don't know when I'm going to see him again. I hope he gets sent to a psychiatric hospital instead of jail but maybe jail is what he needs. He needs to hit rock bottom.

My brother got arrested for armed robbery. I can't believe this is happening.
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Bail is set at $100,000. He's going to be in jail a long time.
If he's never been in jail before (which I'm kind of doubting at the moment), it should be an eye opener for him to say the least. For some it would be "Rock Bottom", but then again some people don't have a bottom at all. The one constant for addicts, is a cliched saying, but rings very true... Jails, Institution, or Death. Those are the only ways out unless the person tries to get some sort of help, whether from AA, NA, Counseling, or the like. You've been solid through the whole ordeal from what I've read, and Donner said it very well in that you're of course not to blame, so try not to tear yourself up too much. I know it's easier said than done, but stay strong and know you have good friends here waiting to lend you an ear or a shoulder.
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:01 AM   #26924 (permalink)
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He just tried calling us from jail. The call cost $15 and required a credit card so my dad hung up the phone. He didn't get to say a word. We can't afford $15 phone calls every day.

He keeps trying to call. He's called eight times now and we just listen to the answering machine of him asking us to pick up when it says "you're receiving a phone call from ____".

This is tearing me up.
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Old 03-02-2014, 03:21 PM   #26925 (permalink)
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My day's pretty good so far.

I've had a job interview for a job as assistant cashier (marginally employed) this morning.
Basically, that interview was better than I expected. The interviewer said that I'd make a good impression and that he wanted me to become a member of the team.
I'll think of starting one month earlier, in May - since there's more work, but as the personnel manager said it's not good to overdo things.

Other than that, the weather is good and sunny - but I've got to study for my English exam and help my neighbor with Maths in a few hours.
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My brother got arrested again today. He held up a gas station with a machete. I wish I was making this up. I'm not.

I have no idea what to do. I don't know when I'm going to see him again. I hope he gets sent to a psychiatric hospital instead of jail but maybe jail is what he needs. He needs to hit rock bottom.

My brother got arrested for armed robbery. I can't believe this is happening.
I'm really sorry to hear that. I wonder too if jail is the right thing. Maybe psychiatric hospital would be better because jail may not provide him with the help he needs. But you know what he needs better than me, so whatever happens, I hope things improve and that this is rock bottom.

The machete part is seriously scary.
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:58 PM   #26926 (permalink)
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I got a text from my cousin today saying that "it's 1 degree outside today and absolutely freezing!!! This is so bad!" So I invited her out here to enjoy the balmy -20 C and snow. At least we get real fucking winters.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:07 PM   #26927 (permalink)
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He just tried calling us from jail. The call cost $15 and required a credit card so my dad hung up the phone. He didn't get to say a word. We can't afford $15 phone calls every day.

He keeps trying to call. He's called eight times now and we just listen to the answering machine of him asking us to pick up when it says "you're receiving a phone call from ____".

This is tearing me up.
Let him ride it out on his own. Seriously, it's the most loving, and important thing you could do right now regardless of what others might think.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:12 PM   #26928 (permalink)
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My dad cried all day. We finally gave in and paid the $15 and he wasn't doing well at all. He's claiming the jail doctors aren't giving him his medication. He was begging us to go and get him. He didn't understand that he's in for armed robbery with a deadly weapon and that we can't bail him out of this one. Literally we can't bail him out. We'd have to mortgage our house. He's going to have to toughen up.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:41 PM   #26929 (permalink)
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^The doctors aren't going to give him the drugs he wants. He'll have to withdraw. It's a sad thing but it has to happen. They won't let him die. I'm definitely not a proponent of AA/NA but I think it has some value. Your family should consider going to meetings to learn how to lovingly distance yourself from the addict. Thousands of people everywhere know what you're going through, and they want to help.
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Old 03-02-2014, 06:44 PM   #26930 (permalink)
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Maybe your parents will be able to meet with the judge and get him released on his own recognizance, so he can get better help with his problem, other than jail and the prison systems provide.
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