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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can i help my friends to quit their drug addiction and alcohol problem?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 58 years experience
It's. Their problem: U can't do it 4 them--help is available but they have to see the need-- try not 2 emable--let them take the consequences of their addictions.
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of al-anon or nar-anon for the families and friends of alcoholics and addicts.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I get my mom to quit her drug addiction and alcohol problem?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 44 years experience
Addiction & Family: You might want to attend a meeting of al-anon for the family and friends of problem drinkers. You would have more support then to let go of the idea that you caused her addiction or that you could control it or cure it (the three c's of al-anon).
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