I'm curious if any forum members have dealt with a family member who's addicted to drugs. My fiancé's brother is addicted to heroin and things are starting to get very bad. I'm trying to figure out how we can help and all the research I'm doing is pointing in so many different, and conflicting, directions. There's a lot to tell so I'll try to get it all out here. He's been doing the drug for at least couple years as far as I can tell, though possibly longer. He has been occasionally very good at hiding it so there were times it was thought he was better and was probably not really. Her whole family uses drugs regularly as far as I can tell. She does not and has not. As far as I can tell, most of the family is using pot and does so regularly around him, a big no no, though one brother was at one point a heavy cocaine user (he now lives out of state and I don't know if he's clean or not). I know using drugs is a big part of his life I want to be there for my fiancé and him but I don't want to do more damage than good. Some places say cutting the person off and letting them hit bottom is the only way they can understand the damage. I'd prefer to find a solution that gets things on the right track sooner so he can avoid having serious criminal charges or worse that may make things difficult down the road. Since most the family are regular drug users I think an intervention would be pretty meaningless to him since it would probably appear pretty hypocritical. Anybody have any other ideas? I'd really like to help them through this in the best way I can even if that means he needs to be cut off. It's about what's best for him, not me.