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How can I get through to a drug addict? With love?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arlene Gerson
Clinical Psychology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Alanon

People who are in love with a drug addict commonly have a hard time "getting through" .
Until someone admits that they have a problem, options for helping are very limited and feelings of helplessness, anger and sadness are common al-anon is a support group for family and friends of addicts who use alcohol and drugs. (not group therapy) http://www.Al-anon.Alateen.Org.

In brief: Alanon

People who are in love with a drug addict commonly have a hard time "getting through" .
Until someone admits that they have a problem, options for helping are very limited and feelings of helplessness, anger and sadness are common al-anon is a support group for family and friends of addicts who use alcohol and drugs. (not group therapy) http://www.Al-anon.Alateen.Org.
Dr. Arlene Gerson
Dr. Arlene Gerson
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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH

Unfortunately, love is not enough.
Intervention with other family and friends may be one approach. Al anon is a great support.

In brief: LOVE IS NOT ENOUGH

Unfortunately, love is not enough.
Intervention with other family and friends may be one approach. Al anon is a great support.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Thank
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mutual support helps

Love the addict, detach from the addict's disease.
To learn how to do this, consider attending meetings of al-anon or nar-anon, for the families and friends of alcoholics and addicts.

In brief: Mutual support helps

Love the addict, detach from the addict's disease.
To learn how to do this, consider attending meetings of al-anon or nar-anon, for the families and friends of alcoholics and addicts.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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