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Help me help my hoarding neighbors

My awesome neighbors need help with a hoarding problem. One spouse has created a living situation that is dangerous to the other and I am in the best position of all their friends and family to help them but I don't know how to tackle this delicate situation. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Apr 25, 2012 - 22 answers

 

Drug abuse, recovery, sex addiction and children.

Someone very close to me is a recovering meth user with 3 small children, her latest baby daddy is a recovering alcoholic who is also convicted rapist albeit on parole now. I am having some concerns about her and the kids but am at a loss as to what I should or even can do.... [more inside]
posted by yodelingisfun on Apr 11, 2012 - 21 answers

Cardio/alcohol

Question about the compulsion to drink beer disappearing when I exercise. [more inside]
posted by naju on Apr 4, 2012 - 9 answers

The recovering addict and the… sports addict? What is this?

The recovering addict and the… sports addict? Is this level of interest in sports normal? How can I not take the backseat to sports, while remaining considerate of his feelings as he deals with me dealing with multiple health issues? [more inside]
posted by overyourhead on Mar 15, 2012 - 26 answers

Latte addiction begone!

Is there a non-sweet milky drink that can replace my latte addiction? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Mar 15, 2012 - 30 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

Counseling for grief and addiction

My coworker lost her son to addiction earlier this month, and she has a younger son who also struggles with addiction. She needs counseling for both grief and for dealing with children with addictions. She's not able to find a therapist right now so I told her I would help. [more inside]
posted by pwally on Feb 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Celebrity culture and tragedy.

In the wake of Whitney Houston's death, I find myself thinking about the grotesque confluence of celebrity, addiction, mental illness and (frequently but not necessarily) death. I'd like to understand it better. Who has explored this thoughtfully, whether in essay, book, film, television, whatever?
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Feb 12, 2012 - 17 answers

Cheddar crackers in Japan

Does anyone know where to buy Cheds or Cheez-Its in Japan? Mail order is best but anything helps. I've had precious little luck finding anything on the domestic market good enough to qualify as a replacement.
posted by DoctorFedora on Jan 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Will offering my full attention to my loved ones get them to reciprocate?

Will offering my full attention to my loved ones get them to reciprocate? [more inside]
posted by Hellafiles on Jan 4, 2012 - 45 answers

Friend is doing pot, is this bad?

Asking-for-a-friend filter: One of my closest friends recently began using pot. She told me that she liked it and plans to keep using it. I'm concerned because I dont want to see anything bad to happen to her. Should I be concerned? Can pot cause any serious problems, mentally or physically? Is there much of anything I can do at this point? We are still in high school too. Thanks for any advice you can give me. I really wish to help this friend. [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Dec 26, 2011 - 61 answers

Put socks on your hands

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

San Francisco Social Services?

About to end up in SF/Oakland needing some help. Most important: a sliding-scale methadone clinic. [more inside]
posted by generalist on Dec 6, 2011 - 7 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

Help me quit my Coke (a-Cola) addiction

I need to stop chugging 8+ cans of the vile (wonderful) liquid a day. Multiple previous attempts have failed. I need (1) motivation and (2) a plan [more inside]
posted by kreestar on Nov 29, 2011 - 71 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

Finding a drug and alcohol rehabilitation charity

Help me find a good US-based alcohol and/or drug treatment charity that's not affiliated with any religion. [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Nov 20, 2011 - 4 answers

My sister is an addict. What should I do?

My sister is addicted to anti-anxiety pills. I have no clue where to start to help. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by theholotrope on Nov 15, 2011 - 15 answers

Art & Happiness After Quitting Smoking?

How do I resume creative projects that I once enjoyed--when doing so triggers me to smoke cigarettes? [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Nov 10, 2011 - 7 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

“This is my last pack.”

How can I be more supportive of my girlfriend as she tries to quit smoking? [more inside]
posted by vkxmai on Aug 30, 2011 - 30 answers

Help me find this comic!

I saw a comic online a few years ago; it featured a man surreptitiously putting nicotine patches on his girlfriend so that she went into withdrawal when she wasn't with him. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead on Aug 26, 2011 - 8 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

Recommendations for a inpatient drug/alcohol rehab with complications.

Recommendations for a inpatient drug/alcohol rehab (hopefully on the east coast) with complications. [more inside]
posted by Divine_Wino on Aug 3, 2011 - 6 answers

I'm Gonna Kick Tomorrow...

Tips, tricks and anecdata needed to successfully and permanently kick a diet soda habit. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jun 28, 2011 - 37 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

A friend and a heroin addiction - what to do? Your stories?

A friend and a heroin addiction - What should we do? What is likely to happen? [more inside]
posted by Frowner on May 20, 2011 - 31 answers

Achievement Armlocked!

RewardFilter: Inspired by the recent Habit Judo hoo-ha, what are novel and interesting ways to reward yourself ? [more inside]
posted by pickingoutathermos on May 20, 2011 - 5 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

Cold Turkey

I was deeply affected by this recent MetaTalk comment and I have some questions regarding internet addiction and productivity. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Mar 10, 2011 - 15 answers

Exodus from Addiction: Stories for the journey

I am looking for strong examples of people who were functional, positive contributors to society as drunks, who were able to accomplish even more after they stopped drinking. [more inside]
posted by perspicio on Mar 5, 2011 - 28 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

How can I talk to my dad about his spending addiction?

How can I talk to my dad about his spending addiction? [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Jan 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Logging complete browser activity

I'm digital arts student who wants to visualize internet addiction. How do I log browser activity: not just history...but back, forward, scrolling, and the seconds between each action? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on Jan 23, 2011 - 6 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

Drug Stealer

My brother in law is stealing prescription pain meds. Do we confront him or just sit on the information? [more inside]
posted by murrey on Nov 26, 2010 - 47 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

What goes in a good rehab care package?

What are some good books / music / gifts for when you get out of rehab? [more inside]
posted by gauche on Oct 18, 2010 - 4 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

How can I control my online shopping addiction?

I am addicted to buying clothes online. Every time there's a sale for anything (15% off, free shipping etc.), I feel compelled to take advantage of it and buy whatever I want. I rationalize my behavior, thinking "oh, I'm saving myself money in the long run by buying these clothes now, rather than later when there's no sale." Or I'll say, "If I don't buy it now, they'll run out of stock, and then I won't have this beautiful item." What can I do, say to myself, or change in my behavior, to prevent my online shopping sprees? If you see an item you like online that's just a convenient click away from being yours, what is the checklist you go through, mentally, before deciding to purchase/not purchase it? How do you keep your clothing budget under control?
posted by invisible ink on Sep 4, 2010 - 46 answers

23 y/o female's problems with relationships

is there something wrong with me? never had a real relationship, drinking to socialize, infatuations with people on the internet... [more inside]
posted by achtland on Aug 9, 2010 - 12 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

Where have these people been hiding?

The show Intervention has been on for a while. How do they still find addicts who do not know they are being filmed for it? [more inside]
posted by shaarog on Jun 15, 2010 - 26 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

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