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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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Dr. Vasu Brown
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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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Why do they say that tough love and kicking a drug addict out is one of the worst things you can do for the person.You'd think it'd teach a lesson no?

Why do they say that tough love and kicking a drug addict out is one of the worst things you can do for the person.You'd think it'd teach a lesson no?

It depends.: Kicking out can be the worst thing or the best thing. When it is necessary, hopefully other treatments, programs, interventions have been tried, and the situation is deemed dire. It is a last resort. Even then it should be presented in a caring matter. "Tough love" otherwise? It depends on what you mean, but it may be sensible, provided that biological aspects of addiction are not lost sight of. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between a stoner and a drug addict or junkie?

I want to know what is the difference between a stoner and a drug addict or junkie?

Addiction =addiction: These are all terms for people affected by addiction. Some of them sound "cuter" than others, but they all mean the same thing. I once know someone who preferred to call him self a pothead rather than a marijuana addict, but he was just that, a marijuana addict. ...Read more

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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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If a drug addict were to lose their memory, would they still be addicted?

If a drug addict were to lose their memory, would they still be addicted?

Depends on access : If there is an access to medications yes. I have seen in nursing home elderly who has issues of addiction inspite of being dependent on others. ...Read more

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Why do they say tough love and kicking a drug addict out is one of the worst ways to handle it? Doesn't it teach them a lesson?

Why do they say tough love and kicking a drug addict out is one of the worst ways to handle it? Doesn't it teach them a lesson?

Drug use disorder: People affected by substance use disorder can be burdensome to family and friends. It is difficult to understand their persistence and narrowing of the repertoire, and this might trigger anger and rejection. However, there are ways to help them look and sustain some care. For example, intervention by the family and sponsors such as AA/NA. There are some walk in clinics or centers as well. ...Read more

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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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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 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