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How To Convince Family That I Am Not An Addict
Probably them: Most addicts have very strong defense mechanisms. Denial, literally they just can't see the problem.They justify, minimize, rationalize, intellectualize, lots more " izes". One component of addiction is conflict with others. I don't know you, so all I have is my knowledge of how addiction works. I recommend finding a local counselor or other professional to help all of you figure it out. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is it said that kicking an addict family member out is not the best choice to fix the issue. Won't having nothing teach them a lesson?
Addiction Turmoil: Relating to an Addict family member can be very frustrating and some family members like to kick the addict member out of the home. After that some family members feel worry, sadness and guilt. Keeping them at home and not giving him anything is upsetting. Have family meetings, express concerns and feelings about the behavior of addict member, and prepare him for Rehab, AA, and NA Meetings. ...Read more
Organic Food: 1. Discuss the health benefits. 2. Because organic food products can be considerably more expensive than non-organic, if you family can't afford it - consider growing it yourself. Even small container gardens can have great yields. ...Read more
Why is it said that kicking and addict family member out is not the best choice to fix the issue. Won't having nothing teach them a lesson and learn?
Helping an addict.: Addicts generally has to reach rock bottom on their own, and when they do they'd need loved ones around to pick them up and help them recover and cure. Leaving them alone with their vices and negativity is not necessarily the healthiest way to leave them. ...Read more
Care for self 1st: Taking care of you first, is important. You can attend alanon meetings, which are for family and friends of alcoholics. This group can familiarize you with typical family patterns in alcoholism, and the 12 step process also. Thus supported, you'll be better able to deal with your family member. S/he may notice the changes in you, and be curious enough to seek aa help. I've seen this happen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if a family friend's son is a gambling addict. Looking for rehab center and how much they are?
Gambling: Many questions. Great that you're concerned about your friend. Of course if they do not want help ? Long-term or 30 days 60 day not necessarily as a good therapist. Personal life situation, they have to be involved -have to like the situation and be ready. Please use internet to search out places in your area if that's what you need. If can go anywhere in the world same. Ask around for quality. ...Read more
You can't: That is almost impossible to do. Most people will not change habits of a lifetime until a catastrophic illness occurs. ...Read more
A close member of my family is a recovering addict of meth, i think she may be relapsing. What should I do?
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of al-anon or nar-anon for the families and friends of alcoholics and addicts. ...Read more
Good luck: It is always good to encourage people to live healthier lives including a healthy diet and exercise. Unfortunately, I have found that most folks are pretty set in their ways. I encourage you to continue to plug away. You may not be able to perform miracles, but even slight positive change can make a difference. ...Read more
My family almost never buys fresh veggies. They eat meat with bread usually. I'm a vegetarian and suffer because I do not get any veggies. Please help me convince them that they need veggies every day?
Sharing Feelings: Openly and honestly will be key. Scientific proof is everywhere. Have a look at this link, share it with your family, and start the dialogue. Things will get better! http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/consequences-not-eating-fruits-vegetables-6202.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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