My brother and I were typical siblings growing up -- we fought sometimes, but no more than other siblings. As he got older things began to change drastically.He wentfrom using one substance to the next and was going in and out of rehabs. He became very good at hiding the factthat he was high on drugs. Then he started to distance himself from us. It's still very difficult wakingup everyday reliving everything becauseI know hehas missedout on a lotin our adult lives.It breaks my heartto have to see my mother struggle withthis losseveryday. She wonders if things would have turned out differently if she said or did something sooner. It hurts so much to watch her blame herself or watch my father become an alcoholic because he can't deal with life anymore.
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