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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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Could a drug addict get help if he/she doesn't want to be helped?

Could a drug addict get help if he/she doesn't want to be helped?

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

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What can you do when you love a drug addict, but you know they won't stop?

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What can you do when you love a drug addict, but you know they won't stop?

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

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?

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

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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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Can you please tell me some good ways to get someone to intervene in a drug addict's addiction?

Addiction: Go to an al-anon meeting for support and guidance in how to intervene. Also consider being direct in a caring manner with the person you are concerned with and tell him how much you are worried about him or her and ask him to go for treatment. If he is resistant talk of attending an aa or na meeting. Best. ...Read more

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