Dealing with Addicted Relatives
I have a close relative with a son who is a drug addict. Like many, he has been in and out of Rehabilitation Clinics.
The relative is planning to visit us at our country place, and to bring the son and his girlfriend, who both live with our relative. The girlfriend he met in rehab.
I have not been close with the son. He has not been part of many gatherings, or ever visited our weekend place before.
I do not want them to visit, but I am conflicted about it. It seems perhaps unfair to exclude someone with such a problem, and so hurtful to their parents. And it is only a weekend. But, honestly, two drug addicts (heroin) in my home? I don't really want to take the risks. I also will have young children visiting from the other side of the family.
Have you dealt with this? What are your thoughts?