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could you tell me if someone you care about is abusing pills, how do you confront them?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Plan an intervention: This works best if you and the other people who care about that person plan a time to sit down with that person, with the evidence, and a plan to get the person into some kind of effective treatment that can be implemented at once. I'm glad you're doing this -- the outcome is so often fatal.

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