I would love to snitch on my brother, publicly or privately, as after twenty years of DUIs he still drives drunk. But he lives in Minnesota and I do not know how to do this. Sometimes family members even get in the car while he's drunk because no one back home knows how to say no and no one wants to cause a fuss.
To me he is a tragedy waiting to happen and it will probably not be his life he takes but that of another party.
Since I pointed this out on my last visit and asked the family to help him, most of my family back home no longer speaks to me. That would mean facing their own addictions.
If you have any ideas on how to let someone in authority know, I would be grateful. I have nothing to lose, but some stranger(s) and family in Minnesota surely have their lives on the line.
I can understand why someone would want to be anonymous after my experience, but I also think it would be easy to use this system to harass people.
Why do so many things end up being a matter of law rather than community? I wish there were more ways to reach out to families in trouble, but I also know that my family would not respond to anything less than legislation.
My usual Libra/Gemini/ambivalent/ambidextrous/biped/bisexual/bifocaled/bicyclist reply: on the other hand. . . let's find a balance. Can anyone tell me what that looks like?
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