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How to deal with a drug addict?

How to deal with a drug addict?

See below: Coming face-to-face with reality means accepting that parts of your life may be out of control as a result of loving someone who is engaging in addictive behaviours. The only person you have any control over is yourself. You do not have control over anything the addicted person does. ...Read more

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Drug Addiction (Definition)

Drug addiction is a dangerous condition where people are addicted to, or dependent on, illicit or other ...Read more


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How can I describe a drug addict?

How can I describe a drug addict?

You can't: because lots of different kinds of people develop addiction to drugs and alcohol, and there are as many differences between them as there are similarities. In other words, while the behaviors may look very similar, the people took vastly different roads to get to that place, but all we see are the people who are IN THAT PARTICULAR place. Stereotypes may help us describe but not explain them. ...Read more

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What to do about a selfish drug addict?

What to do about a selfish drug addict?

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. ...Read more

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

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

Stop and see: Stop your habit and see whether you can go on with your life. ...Read more

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Can a drug addict can sincerely love someone?

Can a drug addict can sincerely love someone?

Addict in love: Sure, if judgement is not affected by the illicit drugs. ...Read more

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

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

Alanon: People who are in love with a drug addict commonly have a hard time "getting through" . Until someone admits that they have a problem, options for helping are very limited and feelings of helplessness, anger and sadness are common al-anon is a support group for family and friends of addicts who use alcohol and drugs. (not group therapy) http://www.Al-anon.Alateen.Org. ...Read more

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Why is it so hard to recover from being a drug addict?

Why is it so hard to recover from being a drug addict?

Drug Addiction: Long term drug usage alters the structure of the brain to a point where it is not only mind power any more - there are increased receptors asking for the drug. so to deaddict oneself the person has to overcome the increase in receptors as well as the reward centers that cause the cravings. and therefore it becomes more difficult. ...Read more

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What can you do when you are in love with a drug addict?

What can you do when you are in love with a drug addict?

In love: Schedule a session for both of you with a counselor that works with codependency issues. ...Read more

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How to get help for someone i know who is a drug addict?

Encourage abstinence: Encourage them to seek help from a counselor or other professional or offer to take them to a support group such as alcoholics or narcotics anonymous. ...Read more