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My brother is stealing money from me to fuel his addiction. Who should I tell?

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 more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Hoping you can tell me, is stealing addiction a mental health issue?

Hoping you can tell me, is stealing addiction a mental health issue?

Could be: It's impulsive problem similar to addiction . Need assesment medications and group therapy. ...Read more

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Would it be considered an addiction to money if the means of getting the money makes you go as far as prostitution or stripping?

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

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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 more

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Vivitrol for alcohol and opiate addiction..Does it actually work and is it worth the money?

Vivitrol for alcohol and opiate addiction..Does it actually work and is it worth the money?

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

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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

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 more

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Bf's online current events/political social media addiction causes intolerable financial&emotional anxiety.NOTHING I try helps@all.Should we separate?

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

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How can I help my brother get rid of his addiction ?

How can I help my brother get rid of his addiction ?

You can't: Only he can help himself, but there are things you can do that first of all help yourself (and others in your family), and may ultimately help him. Family members often "enable" addiction, allowing the person to get away with behaviors that are unacceptable. See a family therapist with your brother if he accepts, without him if he doesnt. Find a good alanon meeting in your area. Talk 2 ur doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my brothers meth addiction?

Is there a way to help my brothers meth addiction?

Help yourself: This is a very difficult thing for people with addiction and those who care about them. You need to emotionally protect yourself, and allow them to make their own choices, but to provide opportunities for rehab or 12 step programs like aa or na. ...Read more

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My brother in law is intoxicated to Alcohol. My question is what is the remedy to such addiction and what medicine can keep him away from alcohol.

My brother in law is intoxicated to Alcohol. My question is what is the remedy to such addiction and what medicine can keep him away from alcohol.

Please ask him: to join a Support group with counseling, as well as seeing a physician. There is no safe medication and motivation on his part will be the main therapy. He needs a strong will to get off alcohol and avoid situations that would make him drink. A healthy lifestyle with exercise and clean fun is best. ...Read more