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I was at my dad's house a couple of weeks ago (it's not really his but it's where he stays) and I was there as he OD on cold pills.
He was acting really weird and I was scared. He said, "Don't fall apart on me Em." I didn't. I helped him for about two hours as he came down from his high. It was about 2:30 in the morning and I was exhausted so I went to bed. I thought he was ok.
He called me back out there. Yelling that I had to call 911 because he felt like he was dying. He woke up my younger siblings. There mom wasn't home. I tried to talk to the operator but he took the phone and told them that he had taken 30 pills. 30.
I talked to the paramedics and police officer when they arrived. I comforted my brother and sister. I had only cried for a minute until I realized that he was going to be ok.
I hadn't fallen apart on him, but now it's a couple of weeks later. I don't know how to cope. My dad's a drug addict. Where is MTV? They're missing some good material. Does anyone have any advice?
Stay strong. Make sure your younger siblings see you strong. They look up to you. If you fall apart in front of them, they'll probably do the same thing. On the other hand, keeping strong emotions bottled up inside of you is bad for your health. Crying is a good thing. Take up a hobby, like running. I run at least four miles a day. It helps me focus on other things and release all the energy inside of me. Also, help your dad. Get him to see a therapist. ODing is SUPER dangerous, and he could die. Make sure he doesn't do it again, because next time the outcome may be more drastic. Again, stay strong :) xx