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Having A Baby With The Father Being A Drug Addict
Your father has to: recognize that he has a problem and he has to want to do something about it. Families often feel helpless, hopeless, angry, ashamed and guilty, in various combinations. Concerned family members can present their worries to him trying to help him see the problem, but this often results in denial and anger on her part. Attend Alanon meetings for your own sake, not hers, it may help with enabling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How much more likely is the child of a drug addict to develop an addiction himself, even if he was adopted away as a baby?
There is a genetic: Component to most illnesses that we humans can get, and that component is substantial in addiction. The child of an addict is 8 times more likely to develop an addiction that someone without an addicted parent. At the same time, the incidence of heroin dependence, for instance, is only 0.03%. ...Read more
Depends on variables: The lifestyle of addiction can sometimes lead to injury to the sensitive structures that support normal pregnancy.(std's) if those structures are healthy & recovery is stable, a normal pregnancy may be possible.Discussion of the issue with an obstetrician may give you more realistic answers. ...Read more
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
Not easy to overcome: The value of various drug treatment programs and group meetings such as NA is that sometimes when an unmotivated drug addict hears other people talking about their problems, they get insight into their own. In these situations an unmotivated person might become motivated for help. . This is not an easy barrier to overcome ...Read more
Addiction: A harmful pattern of use characterized by tolerance, withdrawal, using more of the substance than intended, persistent desire or unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop using, significant periods of time spent using or obtaining the substance at the expense of other major life responsibilities, and continuing to use despite the knowledge of significant adverse effects on your life. ...Read more
Differences by state: Each state has its own procedure, so you would need to check with the magistrate in your area. Generally for commitment, the person needs to be both mentally ill and dangerous to self or others. Alcohol and drug abuse may or may not meet these criteria. In some states, "gravely disabled" (judgment is so impaired that the person is incapable of accepting treatment) substitutes for mentally ill. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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