We have seen you over the years going from a silly girl to maturing into a woman who has her head straight on and became a great mother on top of it.
It's especially remarkable how well you turned out when learning of your
Your mother did the best she could under the circumstances and I am sure she blames herself for all of it when in reality, no one is to blame. Some teens turn out great, others not so, regardless of who the parents are.
There is really nothing you can do except hope that your sister will sober up one day. She is still too young to make an effort, so don't count on it anytime soon.
All there is for you to do is have an open door policy for your little brother should he need help and to be a terrific aunt for your little nephew. Hopefully he's in a very loving and stable home now and can thrive and be the kid he should be.
I also think that a lot of rehab centers are state/government funded and
their immediate concern is that funding won't stop. Helping addicts cope with reality once they're out of rehab is a necessity that is overlooked in most cases.
Thanks for sharing, crazielady, it took a lot of guts to do so. Your post is
very well written by the way and I hope your heavy load feels a bit lighter now.