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Should I tell or stay out of it?

How do I approach this delicate situation of a recent breakup, addiction issues, and levels of responsibility and boundaries in a new ex’s life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2014 - 20 answers

I'm addicted to pornography and need help.

I've amassed quite a collection, and have become compulsive about collecting and organizing my images and videos. I've been denying it for a while, but as it's been getting worse as of late I think I need some help and advice; I'd particularly like to hear from guys who have dealt with this issue, as I'm pretty sure this affects the dudes more than the ladies. NSFW, I guess. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2014 - 15 answers

He ain't heavy...

How do I deal with an immediate family member with substance abuse problems at my upcoming wedding? When do I put my foot down? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2014 - 38 answers

Finding a substance-friendly therapist?

I'm looking to establish a therapeutical relationship for standard-ish reasons (ideally, a cognitive behavioral approach to some interpersonal issues) and need to find someone with a nuanced-to-permissive view of substance use. I'm not talking about narcotics, but occasionally I enjoy cannabis and often drink alcohol--neither, I believe, is excessive and certainly never cause health or legal* problems in my life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 28, 2014 - 16 answers

Legal marijuana! Yay! Nooooo!

I live in a place where marijuana is about to become available in storefronts. And I'm very very nervous. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2013 - 17 answers

Am I a Donna Juanita?

How real is porn/sex addiction? And is it different for women? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2013 - 32 answers

In a state of utter confusion

My adult daughter was diagnosed very quickly by a psychiatrist with bi polar disorder. It isn't that I disagree, but unfortunately I'm concerned that she is showing signs of antisocial personality disorder....She cycles about every three months having at least 2-3 mini rage episodes a month. She told me today that she's scared because of thoughts she is having. She lives with me, as do her two amazing kids. Her ability to care for them on her own is out of the question in my opinion based on the fact that she has a pill addiction and has had 2 seizures over dosing. When things are bad she goes to the doctor, has good intentions, gets back on a "good" track when things are bad she is not capable of being a loving mother. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2013 - 11 answers

How to Handle/Support Boyfriend Battling Porn/Masturbation Addiction?

My boyfriend of 5 months has recently confessed that the sexual problems we'd been having are largely due to his addiction to masturbating/porn. He has decided that he needs to quit and "reboot" his brain-- he's joined "nofap" on reddit, and seems very committed to making this change. It's been about two weeks since he took on the "challenge." It's a bit hard for me because a) I want to support him in any way I can while taking care of myself and b) I feel a overwhelmed by the extent of his problem and how it interrelates with our relationship. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2013 - 33 answers

How can I get the monkey off my back without screwing up my job?

I have a problem with intense physical anxiety. As anyone knows who has gone through this, it takes a long time before you can see a psych and get medication that works for you. I've finally done so, but in the period before getting help I relied on opiates to cope. Now I'm addicted and want to stop being dependent, but I have a new job and can't screw it up. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 4, 2013 - 6 answers

What options are there to help someone 65+ with serious health issues?

My mother-in-law is very ill. In short, she is suffering from obesity, diabetes, hoarding, incontinence and mental health issues. Her husband is beyond the end of his rope and is thinking of leaving her. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2013 - 18 answers

How can I get my aging father to stop eating like a picky child?

My dad is around 70 years old and has subsisted on a steady diet of shortbread cookies (those ones in the yellow box from the convenience store) and vanilla Ensure drinks for the past 2-3 years. How can we help him to help himself and eat real, nourishing food? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2013 - 33 answers

Quitting smoking: Life after butt

Beyond the initial challenges of quitting smoking, what are the longer-term effects? How does life actually change? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2013 - 34 answers

I feel like I'm in a love triangle, help me breakup with my girlfriend.

I feel like I'm in a love triangle, help me breakup with my girlfriend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2012 - 19 answers

Sliding scale or ASL mental health services in Columbus

Two of my family members are interested (separately) in getting treatment for what seems to be depression. They are both in the Columbus, OH, area. I'd like to help them find services, but given their circumstances (detailed inside) and the fact that I'm in another state, I'm not sure where to start. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2012 - 1 answer

How High the Arthritis?

My sober, drug addict husband was prescribed a cream for his painful arthritis. We always have a sobriety plan in place when he has to take strong pain medicines for legit reasons. Do we have to do the same thing for this cream? Also, what is in this medicine? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2012 - 12 answers

How to cope with losing my fiance to alcohol, two weeks before our wedding?

My fiance went on a massive alcohol binge this week, two weeks before our wedding, and has left me. Any suggestions for coping with the devastation and loss I am feeling? Portland, OR-specific suggestions are especially welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2012 - 22 answers

a methy situation

I just found out my landlord is a meth addict. How worried should I be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2012 - 39 answers

addicted to praise

I am utterly enthralled with validation and praise, to an unhealthy extent. I want to change this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2012 - 25 answers

What do I do now that I don't do drugs?

Please help me find some alternative activities to drugs and booze - stuff to keep me diverted and entertained during the long nights of insomnia and loneliness I'm looking forward to over the next few months. I'm looking for both general and specific recommendations - books to read, films to watch, games to play, things to cook and activities outside the house I could get involved in. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 15, 2012 - 30 answers

Can I keep my friend from becoming a junkie?

A close friend recently revealed to me that she's been using heroin on occasion. She is unconcerned; I am freaking out. I need advice on how to handle this, or if I can. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2012 - 38 answers

Psychological addiction to Vicodin

How to get over psychological addiction to Vicodin? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me get over my decade-long addiction to the Internet.

I've been addicted to the Internet for a decade now and every aspect of my life has been affected. Help me rejoin society, get past this, learn time management skills, develop a work ethic, and piece my life back together. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2012 - 18 answers

Why do I feel so drawn to escapism when my life's actually pretty sweet?

I'm meeting all my responsibilities but I don't feel invested in my own life. All I care about are fictional characters. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 - 20 answers

Put socks on your hands

Techniques to break porn and masturbation addiction? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 - 25 answers

Hope me Mefites! He's my heroin.

How can I break an addiction to a person? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 4, 2011 - 42 answers

They need treatment - they don't want to lose their job

An aquaintance of mine works for a defense contractor company as has a fairly high security clearance. They also have a serious drinking problem and have admitted that they are an alcoholic. However, they are afraid to go for treatment because they are concerned that they will lose their security clearance as a result. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 30, 2011 - 25 answers

Please help me talk to my relative about his marijuana problem...

How can I talk to my relative about his marijuana problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 28, 2011 - 30 answers

How to break heroin addiction

There is a person who is close to me who is addicted to heroin. We need to help her. For those of you who have experience with this, please help us figure out what the next steps are. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2011 - 16 answers

Need support cutting down on pot and booze withou giving them up altogether.

I'd like to halt my unhealthy (for me) pot and alcohol habit without completely swearing off either substance. Is this do-able? Are there books or Portland, Ore., groups that can help me with this? How can I stick with this plan when all of the people I'm closest too are daily users of one substance or the other? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2011 - 12 answers

How does an atheist do a 12-step program?

How do you find a Higher Power in 12-step recovery when you're a hardened atheist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2011 - 27 answers

My friend is succumbing to drugs. Can I help her?

A is not a heavy user, but not a once-in-a-blue-mooner either. And its not just pot. Its been going on for a long time and its starting to take its toll. I'm not sure if I can help her, or how. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2011 - 24 answers

Help me end the party.

It's difficult for me to admit this, but alcohol has become a problem in my life. I can't rationalize it away anymore. I'm ready to just stop drinking, but I would like to hear stories from people about the positive benefits you noticed when you cut alcohol consumption way down or completely out of your life, either with or without help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2011 - 35 answers

Please help me lose 1 internets

Compulsive web-browsing completely dominates my life. How do I physically stop myself from using the internet? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2011 - 27 answers

How do I quit wasting my life on online escapism?

Please tell me how to break my stupid addiction to fandom and fanfiction. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 - 44 answers

What is wrong with my relationship?

RelationshipFilter: Is my partner addicted to porn, bored of our relationship or do I have fairytale expectations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2011 - 20 answers

Diet Pill Abuse

What are the health risks of taking a "cleansing" product like Acai Super Cleanse for too long? Details... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2010 - 16 answers

help me help a junkie kick it

My friends sister is on smack and she wants me to help her kick it. Do-able? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2010 - 31 answers

Mother's Little Helper

Are there any doctors or specialists in the Seattle area (more like Everett area) that can help someone who is addicted to Norco? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me stop chasing this dragon.

Ex-Junkies of Metafilter: Help me join your ranks. Please tell me how you learned to live without it after it got a hold of you. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2010 - 26 answers

Drastically reducing your Internet usage. Did it work for you?

Drastically reducing your Internet usage. Did it work for you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2010 - 20 answers

Can I smell your beer? Just smell it.

How do I enjoy drinking less more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2010 - 28 answers

AA for introverts?

Are there any effective, well-respected alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous that don't require group meetings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2010 - 12 answers

I'm out of sorts. Help me find some sorts.

I don't work or go to school. I have no friends. I live with/off my parents. Interacting with people – especially people I don't know – makes me very nervous. It's been like this for years. How do I turn my life around? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2010 - 25 answers

I feel drawn back into depression, is it like an addiction

I feel drawn back into depression, is it like an addiction? Are people really happy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2010 - 20 answers

What do I do to stop my horrible emotional reaction to thinking about addiction?

What do I do to stop my horrible emotional reaction to thinking about addiction? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2010 - 10 answers

I don't want to look anymore.

I would like to hear about some more resources for dealing with my porn addiction. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 24, 2010 - 14 answers

Recovery from debt in an unequal income relationship

Looking for success stories on financial recovery from debt acquired in an unequal income marriage with some abusive behaviors.… [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Los Angeles area rehab centers that accept Medicare

I'm looking for reputable alcohol rehab programs in the Los Angeles area that accept Medicare, for someone who may need to a program as long as 60 or 90 days. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2010 - 3 answers

"What are you doing?" "I'm ending our friendship." NOOOOO!

Help! Can I salvage this friendship even after experiencing the searing pain of rejection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2009 - 13 answers

Possible porn addict looking for options

Am I addicted to pornography? If I am, what can I do? Is there a Porn Addicts Anonymous? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2009 - 23 answers

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