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I'm 18, with addiction problems to heroin, how do I ask my parents for help?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Be Honest

Painful as it may be, ask your parents straight out.
Your pcp should also be available to help.Honesty generally is best.

In brief: Be Honest

Painful as it may be, ask your parents straight out.
Your pcp should also be available to help.Honesty generally is best.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
Thank
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Often people of any and all ages who talk with doctors worry that they are going to be judged or blamed for their "problem," so try to minimize or dismiss it. They won't judge, and honesty vastly speeds up the process of clarifying what is going on and how to help.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Mutual support helps

Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous.
You are not the first young person to need support in asking parents for help to recover from this addiction.

In brief: Mutual support helps

Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous.
You are not the first young person to need support in asking parents for help to recover from this addiction.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Thank
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