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My Brother Is Stealing Money From Me To Fuel His Addiction Who Should I Tell
Tell parents, doctor: This is a difficult situation. For sure "enabling" your brother is not going to solve the problem. Please consider discussing it with your parents, and your brother's clinician; although the clinician may not be able to disclose your brother's medical information to you, he/she can receive an information from you. Addiction is a disease. When treated, it often responds well to therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction is a condition in which a person has a strong, persistent physical and psychological need for a habit-forming substance (such as alcohol, cigarettes, or cocaine) or an activity (such as gambling). The person usually suffers physical or psychological withdrawal symptoms if he is unable to continue getting what ...Read more
Would it be considered an addiction to money if the means of getting the money makes you go as far as prostitution or stripping?
Not necessarily: That depends. We all need money to survive in this society. Some unfortunate people have difficulty feeding or sheltering their family and may turn to activities like prostitution or stripping as a means of survival. However, there are some people who will put few or no limits on what they will do for money. ...Read more
My mom is addicted to playing cards, it causes several problems in my home. She has lost all the money saved, how can we stop her from this addiction?
Gambling addiction: You cannot make her stop, but you can get help through gamanon, the companion group to gamblers anonymous. In the same way that al-anon helps family members of an alcoholic, whether or not the alcoholic is in aa, gamanon can help you whether your mother goes to ga or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mental health I have been fired from my job for stealing money. I am at loss as to why i did this and the guilt of doing this is overwhelming. I have hurt and disappointed so many people i care about. I know what i was doing was wrong in my heart but n
Dr. : Dr. Kardener made excellent points. Clearly, your behavior was meeting a need, even if you did not realize this. However, the way you met the need had many negative consequences(your job; your reputation and your self-esteem). It is important to get a handle on this. Counseling is a very good approach. Hopefully, it will allow you to understand your behavior and enable you to find healthier ways to meet your needs. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it works, but: Whether it is worth the money depends on many things. For alcohol abuse, the results have been extremely good, with marked reductions in relapse, and much longer periods of sobriety, even in the homeless alcoholic population. For opioids, it's not as clear, but several russian studies showed success, and us studies are beginning to show some promise. It does have side effects (depression), + cost. ...Read more
Bf's online current events/political social media addiction causes intolerable financial&emotional anxiety.NOTHING I try helps@all.Should we separate?
No one can tell you: Clearly you are not content and feel unable to find a solution for changing him. I think it would be a mistake to trust any 'yes/no' answer to your '?'. It might be the way this will go, but there may be other options too. Try to find a therapist to help you think t through and perhaps provide or refer for couples Tx. Be patient as you seek a solution - it will help. ...Read more
Modify behavior: Children are often possessive of toys, they often grab them from others. Praise specific sharing behaviors with a kind comment. When undesirable behaviors are seen, give a time out to the 'grabber'; if the behavior continues separate your children or give the toy a time out. Often changing the response helps improve the behavior. Try not to reward any loud protestations from either child. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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