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An addict did this to themselves, should I feel sorry for them?

Detachment: I love the 12 step phrase - detachment which means we detach - distangle from creating opinions and use being supportive, not condone or judge. ...Read more

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Is there any antedote for alprazolam addicts?

Is there any antedote for alprazolam addicts?

Very slow taper: The treatment for Alprazolam addiction is to taper (slowly decrease) the daily dosage under medical supervision. In severe cases, doctors may substitute a longer-acting medication of the same or similar class, & then taper that instead; this is often easier on the patient. Medicine to immediately block the effect of Alprazolam may cause fatal withdrawal in an addict, & can't be used this way. ...Read more

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What's a way to explain enabling to an addict?

Enabling.: Enabling is doing things to help an addict continue their pattern of dysfunctional behavior. I wouldn't expect an active addict to understand or to desire to understand the concept. ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

What medications are recommended for drug addicts?

Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more

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Do drug addicts use de-tox tea ?

Do drug addicts use de-tox tea ?

No: It is a tea sold and promoted to cleanse your body of toxins and does not detox from the drugs, and is not used by drug addicts. ...Read more

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Can a sex addict ever be faithful?

Can a sex addict ever be faithful?

Probably not...: ...At least not without appropriate treatment. As with the treatment of any addictive behavior, the behavior is not just going to change on its own without treatment from a trained professional, often augmented by the addict's commitment to an appropriate 12-step program (e.g. Sa or slaa). The likelihood of his becoming faithful depends on a variety of factors involving motivation and personality. ...Read more

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How can I know if I am a sex addict?

How can I know if I am a sex addict?

If thinking about: Sex, engaging in sexual behaviors, or spending time in pursuit of sexual contact/items prevents you from engaging in normal life activities - that is a problem. Does it impact you in regards to your relationships with others, occupationally, recreationally etc.? ...Read more

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What are signs of being a sex addict?

What are signs of being a sex addict?

TROUBLE: If the behavior causes you trouble in your life but you cant/wont/dont want to stop: -takes a lot of your time getting it or thinking about it or -problems with work/family or -legal problems then it's an addiction. ...Read more

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Is a sex addict capable of real love?

Is a sex addict capable of real love?

Jury is out: Sex addiction is a concept that has significant controversy. Many would say that, untreated, the sex addict cannot form a relationship with the commitment that is generally accepted as part of true love. Many would also agree that counseling would better the chances of overcoming this condition and achieving patterns associated with love. ...Read more

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What should I do with an alcohol addict?

Set limits.: If this is someone you care about - tough love. It can be painful to love someone with a severe addiction. Tough love can help you to keep your sanity. Encourage the addict to attend alcoholics anonymous. Recommend that you attend alanon so that you can learn ways to cope and to keep your head above water. Take care. ...Read more

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