Cost of Addiction

- Posted by jenny kim -

My younger brother, who lived with my 92 year-old parents, suffered a massive seizure, likely the result of alcohol withdrawal, on August 3rd. After eight days on life support, and another month in the hospital, he is now in memory care, where he’ll remain for the foreseeable future. My entire family system is in a crisis mode as we try to sort through issues of guardianship for my brother and supportive care for my parents. The emotional and financial toll that addiction takes on families is immense, and we’re coping as best as we can.