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Can i tell me how i can deal with drug addicts that bully you?

Can i tell me how i can deal with drug addicts that bully you?

Report the behavior: to the police, along with the facts that lead you to say that the people threatening you are drug addicts. ...Read more

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Is it wrong to go to an aa meeting if I am not an addict of any kind?

Is it wrong to go to an aa meeting if I am not an addict of any kind?

Motif?: Your motif for this is what matters, to support a friend or family member, absolutely, make sure it is an open meeting and not a closed meeting which is only for alcoholics or addicts. Just out of curiosity or to people watch, probably not, going into a field such as counseling or social work, maybe. Looking for some support for yourself, look online, there are 12 step meetings for many issues. ...Read more

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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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My family thinks I am an addict, but I don't agree. Whose right?

My family thinks I am an addict, but I don't agree.  Whose right?

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 more

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Is it true that once an addict always an addict?

Yes?: From a biological standpoint yes in my opinion, people can be sober 10, 20 or more years and still relapse severely if the substance is reintroduced. From a recovery standpoint identifying as an addict is very helpful for most. It keeps people in recovery; grounded, humble and reminds them where they were. Some don't take this same view which may work for them, but most can't escape their biology. ...Read more

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How to convince an addict that he has a problem and needs help?

Wouldn't it be great: If we had the ability to convince an addict that they have a real problem and that they need help. People often don't see what they refuse to see. I would share your concerns and even offer the addict in your life to take them to a 12 step program. But remember, that you can't control what an addict thinks or does. ...Read more

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I'm russian am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

Not necessarily.: The tendency for addiction or alcoholism can be familial, so if you have a strong family history for something like alcoholism, then yes, russian or not, you are more susceptible to that disease. ...Read more

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I'm caucasian am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

Similar to others: Here is the statistics on race and addiction http://www.Michaelshouse.Com/blog/race-statistics-drug-addiction-and-prison/. ...Read more

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I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

I'm hispanic am I more susceptible to becoming an addict?

No: Ethnicity does not confer risk of addiction, rather a combination of pyscjsocial and physiological events. ...Read more

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