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Other ways to recover?

What things help with your recovery besides meetings and aa? Please share some examples of how you recovered without aa. I want to try a different way, but dont think it will work because the aa is the only way saying has been drilled in my head.
posted by Truts83 on Nov 12, 2012 - 11 answers

Disease model of Addiction?

Do I have to believe in the disease model of addiction to be successful in my recovery? I go to this counselor and he says in order for me to be happy I need to buy into NA and make friends there to live a happy healthy and normal life. I dont like NA and dont believe in the principles. Why cant I just say I was on drugs and now I am off without having to talk about it all the time? Is this the only way to happiness? He said I am fighting my disease and will never be happy if I dont try it. I have been sober for 5 months and I have real bad days and some good days. I am always overanalyzing things. I started CBT and that has seemed to make me more anxious at the moment. He also says that in my case CBT wont work unless I stop fighting my disease. I dont see how that makes sense.
posted by Truts83 on Oct 31, 2012 - 21 answers

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 help an aimless high school graduate

My Little Brother is directionless after dropping out of college. He spends every day sleeping until 2, waking to smoke up, and then watching TV. I'm worried that weeks of complacency will lead to months of inactivity and eventually years of a pattern of self-defeating behavior. But I don't know what else I can tell him. [more inside]
posted by ChipT on Oct 22, 2012 - 25 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

Living with a food addict

I'm looking for tips and coping strategies and insight for living with a food addict. My domestic partner is now a diabetic and gets pancreatitis because of his overeating. I want ideas for how to lessen the impact on the household and to avoid obsessing about the situation. [more inside]
posted by Jane the Brown on Sep 30, 2012 - 31 answers

To smartphone or not to smartphone?

To smartphone or not to smartphone? Can I have the advantages without being sucked in by the electronic leash? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Sep 15, 2012 - 7 answers

How to survive a marital separation arrangement?

Please help me buckle down and survive the 16 months I have left before my husband abandons me and our kids. [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Aug 29, 2012 - 142 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

How to handle my friend?

Dealing with a friend who is in a bad place in her life - how can I handle this situation with grace and as few hurt feelings as possible? [more inside]
posted by sarahgrace on Aug 13, 2012 - 15 answers

Is moving back home the worst thing I could do?

I graduated college a year ago and moved to Baltimore. I’m now considering moving back home to be close to family, save money and travel. Am I possibly making a huge mistake? Special complications inside. [more inside]
posted by saltwater on Jul 29, 2012 - 22 answers

Who has anger made you ?

Help me understand Anger and its relation to self-esteem, loving relationships, circmstances, and daily life. Are you or have you been and angry person ? to what extend have you been able to spot the causes and / or gotten better ? How did it feel ? [more inside]
posted by Jireel on Jul 13, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me kick my TV habit, please?

I'm having problems with my escapism. How do I kick my TV addiction? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Jun 27, 2012 - 23 answers

Help Me to Breathe

Does anyone know of any way to cure yourself of an Afrin (oxymetazoline HCl) and / or Dristan (phenylephrine HCl) addiction? [more inside]
posted by GatorDavid on Jun 24, 2012 - 27 answers

drug addled chimp?

Trying to locate a study in which they gave a chimpanzee (or other ape?) all the hard drugs he wanted (though it may have just been cocaine and/or heroin?) and found that with sufficient care, the subject actually lived a perfectly healthy and long life. [more inside]
posted by imagineerit on Jun 18, 2012 - 4 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

I'm in the worst non-relationship ever and I don't get myself out.

I'm addicted. To a person. And much like addictions to other things, I know I need rehab, but I'm not ready to go there. What can I do to manage until I bottom out/finally wake up/he drops me? [more inside]
posted by patientpatient on May 26, 2012 - 24 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

How do I stay sober?

How do you stay sober through difficult times? [more inside]
posted by thelastgirl on May 10, 2012 - 25 answers

How to help a traumatized friend?

Help me help a friend dealing with trauma/mental health/addiction issues in Georgia. [more inside]
posted by dortmunder on Apr 30, 2012 - 3 answers

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

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