Hi just received some disturbing news about my baby brother 36 years old. He is an alcoholic, drugs since he was about 15 years old. I only found out a couple of months ago he was sexually abused as a child by older boy who lived across the road. This came as a big shock to my sisters and myself and we are there to support him he knows we love him he has a beautiful partner and 2 beautiful boys. We are a close loving family we dont want our parents to know as it would upset them to much. Anyway my brother has been going to a clinic for the last 2 weeks to try and get over his alcohol problem they sent him home every night with valium tablets? He went on a downer the other night and took the bottle of about 30 tablets with alcohol got rushed to hospital he is out of hopital now tomorrow he is going to another clinic which hopefully might have more success. When my sister told me that he took all these tablets apparently to either seek attention or to kill himself all I could feel was crankiness towards him I am not upset or cant shed a tear I am CRANKY why would you do this when you have family to support and family who love you I am starting to understand that he has a chemical imbalance probably from all the toxins in his body but surely he would want to help himself?? Now I have two men in my life to worry about in a way it is not a bad thing that my brother lives about 2000ks away but he will be in my thoughts. Sorry about the length of this but I needed to get it out. Thanks Jen!