Vergara Sending Drug Addict Brother Back To Colombia For Help

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August 2, 2011 | 8:55pm EST

Actress Sofia Vergara is moving her drug-addicted brother back to the family’s native Colombia, so he can get the care he needs to break his bad habits.
The Smurfs star admits her sibling Julio, 34, never recovered from the murder of their older brother Rafael in 1998 and sank into a booze and drug-fueled depression while attending college in Michigan.

He has been living with her in Miami, Florida for years, but she feels it’s time to get him the help he needs.

Vergara admits the past decade has been awful for the family – as Rafael’s drub abuse problems became more and more apparent.

She tells Parade magazine, “He’s like another person. To see somebody dying over 10 years, little by little, that’s the worst punishment.”

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