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Dealing with an addicted family member can be difficult and emotionally taxing, but there are steps you can take to help them get the treatment they need. Here are some tips on how to deal with an addict brother:

Educate yourself: Learn more about addiction and how it affects people. This will help you understand your brother’s behavior and the challenges he is facing.

Express your concerns: Talk to your brother about your concerns and express your support for his recovery. Be honest and specific about how his addiction is affecting you and your family.

Encourage treatment: Encourage your brother to seek professional help for his addiction. Offer to help him find a treatment program or a support group.

Set boundaries: If your brother’s behavior is negatively affecting you or your family, set clear boundaries and consequences for his actions.

Take care of yourself: Dealing with an addicted family member can be emotionally draining. Make sure to take care of your own physical and emotional needs and seek support from friends and family.