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i am a recovering drug addict who seems to be having a problem finding himself. who can i talk to?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
NA: The best place i know of for fellowship & learning how to be a person who is clean is narcotics anonymous.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How do I know if i'm a drug addict or not?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Ask oneself this ...: To help decide if one is addicted, one can ask himself, "am i dependent on an activity, or on a habit-forming substance, either psychologically (feels a strong urge to do it or use it often; thinks about it all day long) or physically (body and brain feel good after doing it or using it; but starts to get uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms if unable to do the activity or use the substance)?
A 39-year-old member asked:

How can I get through to a drug addict? With love?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Mutual support helps: Love the addict, detach from the addict's disease. To learn how to do this, consider attending meetings of al-anon or nar-anon, for the families and friends of alcoholics and addicts.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What to do about a selfish drug addict?

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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry 57 years experience
H'mm: Get them out of your life totally and immediately. Now, how did this happen? I want to make sure that is taken care of. An evaluation from a well trained psychiatrist never hurt no one. And did some good for some folks.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How would a doctor treat an 80-year-old drug addict?

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Dr. David Teicheira
Pain Management 36 years experience
Hmmmmmm: Drug addicts tend to have shorter, unstable and unhealthy lives. 80 years old and drug addict don't tend to go hand-in-hand. If we are talking about someone who is using opioid pain medicines for pain and is physically dependent there's probably not an issue here. In that scenario the 80-year-old is using the medications to treat a medical issue. I need more information to give you a better answ.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How do you know if your partying has tunred you into a drug addict?

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Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Can you stop?: Crossing the line between partying and addiction boils down to bad consequences and the ability to stop. If you get bad consequences and cannot cut down or stop, then you are addicted. If you are not sure, try to stop anyways and see what happens. If you are not able stop, then you know the answer. If you do stop, if you feel better (or worse) after stopping, then you should not re-start.

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