My father-in-law has been having problems with drinking and substance abuse for about two years now. My mother was once an alcoholic and because of this I could tell my father-in-law needed help from the beginning. Howewer, my attempts to persuade him and his wife to get him help came to no avail. They seem to listen and agree with me at the time (at least he does when I can catch him sober), but they just will not take the advice. I've given them resource information, counseling information....everything I can think of and have been very patient with them the entire time. Well, here recently my father-in-law was arrested multiple times for DUI and possession of Marijuana and narcotics. He is in court-forced AA and is on house arrest with an ankle bracelet. He is abusive both mentally and physically and I fear for my husband and in-laws. His wife wants him to get help but she is a HUGE enabler. We agreed a detox/rehab facility in Ohio would be best for everyone, because for some reason, he does not trust the facilities in our home state. If anyone can help me and my family at all, it would be GREATLY appreciated because the way things are going, I'm afraid this situation will turn into a tragedy soon.View Thread
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