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Brut Documentary: He’s been an addict for 10 years. His sister’s fighting to get him clean.

He was shooting up heroin and meth on a daily basis just weeks ago. Now, with the help of his sister Maryrose, Ian is trying to get clean. Here are his first 21 days trying to get opioid free.

08/02/2021 1:11 PMupdated: 08/02/2021 1:12 PM

182 comments

  • Jamie B.
    09/23/2021 13:24

    This hits home for me!! The time me and "all" my family put into my brother is unreal to help him get off this muck. It drove a wedge between all my family, an I want NO more to do with him. Selfishness is what smack heads are.

  • Andy S.
    09/23/2021 12:16

    hang in there buddy..

  • Lisa B.
    09/18/2021 23:51

    It is an EVERY DAY battle, Bless you

  • Lisa B.
    09/18/2021 23:50

    I am battling alcohol every day, my girl is THE MOST part of my life, but I always seem to bring her down, Lord help me

  • Sohayle H.
    09/14/2021 00:41

    You have each other.

  • Sohayle H.
    09/14/2021 00:37

    he should be eating healthy food, and clean environment.

  • Rebecca H.
    09/13/2021 16:38

    Your an excellent sister I don't have 1 sibling that would come through like you have for your brother!

  • Saturn W.
    09/12/2021 17:53

    I'm on day 2 again, working on recovery from opioids. Acute Withdrawal is easy for me. The PAWS is what kills me every time. Only ever made it 10 days.

  • Paul D.
    09/04/2021 05:44

    Getting off opiates and opiods was one of the most difficult things I've ever done. I was discharged from the Marines in 2012 for a service connected disability, and by 2013 was smoking heroine and fentanyl. Got evicted, lost car, my job, kicked out of college, and divorced by 2015. I'm probably addicted to marijuana now, but have been off the heavy stuff since 2015 because I was tired of being dope sick all the time, and just like Ian said, seeing how it effected the people I care about. I still have my days, but it really does get easier with time! If you can see light at the end of the tunnel, you're on the right path! Finding people who want to help is important, but if they don't see you at least trying to help yourself, they may give up. Just don't stop trying to get clean, and in time you will succeed.

  • Tiffany O.
    09/04/2021 00:16

    This is for Maryrose I wish I had a sister like you me myself had been addicted to herion for over 14 years and now have been clean going on six so from me to you your the strongest woman I’ve ever seen my name is mario jacquez from Utah I wish the best for your brother tell him if I can do it so can he and everyone else out there that’s addicted there is hope bothers and sisters you’ve just gotta keep the faith

  • Naluh G.
    09/03/2021 17:50

    go hard bro

  • Geebo S.
    09/03/2021 10:07

    Thanks for taking your time to read that

  • Kyle P.
    08/31/2021 08:47

    I wish I had a sister like that, you can tell she cares about him

  • Ellen S.
    08/30/2021 16:50

    This is so familiar, heartbreaking, and seemingly (to me) not what he wants. Mary, your efforts are laudable. From experience, it’s what you (rightfully) want for your brother. It’s not his vision for himself. I hope that’s not a permanent choice for him. You’re doing the work he needs to be doing. I can delete this post if you find it hurtful. That’s not my intention. You’ve been hurt enough.

  • Orianna M.
    08/30/2021 04:32

    He needs professional help from people who have gone through it. I'm speaking from experience I'm almost 9 years clean off heroin. I'm watching this and seeing how happy she is for him but I'm looking at him and knowing he isn't ok.

  • CarrieAnn P.
    08/29/2021 03:54

    She is a wonderful selfless person who I’m worried will waste her life trying to save her brother. Heartbreaking 💔

  • Jana K.
    08/29/2021 00:26

    God she is pathetic. Just let him go. Ridiculous.

  • Suzanne H.
    08/28/2021 10:02

    She’s loving him so hard.. and only getting a bit back. Kudos to them both for being so strong in their own ways 🥰

  • Karen K.
    08/27/2021 23:25

    Siblings are so loving my daughter is always there for my son I am to but he always go to her when he's trying to get clean and she is on phone looking for treatment center or putting him car of to take him to treatment I'm with sometimes but she's the rock for him bless this sister for never giving up prayers for them

  • Katie C.
    08/27/2021 13:14

    It worked for me

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