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Tripping and Slipping

answered 10:12 AM EST, Fri July 18, 2014
anonymous anonymous
Is it a big deal if a person is tripping and hallucinating when they stop taking coke? My brother is talking to our dead mom as if she were here in the room with us and he can see her. He is getting off coke now first but I think he was just on a monumental binge since he has to check into jail for 4 months in 2 days and that is why he is getting off coke now.

Jim LaPierre Says...

Hi there and thanks for your question. It's great that your brother is off coke but I think you have every reason to be concerned. Having run into some pretty significant and objective problems, he stops using one drug, does another, and is coping poorly. Treatment on an outpatient basis would be the starting point I'd recommend and I'd strongly urge him to consider NA and attending a few meetings with an open mind. Please take very good care of yourself as you live with these warranted concerns. It's heartbreaking to experience the powerlessness that goes along with this type of powerlessness. Please get support for yourself from family and friends. Whatever you're feeling about this is understandable. Good luck and blessed be.

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