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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

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

Looking for a video about drugs

Looking for a video showing various common drugs, their appearance, how they're taken and their effects. [more inside]
posted by Lorc on May 3, 2010 - 5 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

Please help me help my friend with his addiction.

I recently found out that a good friend of mine has been addicted to crystal meth for three years. I need help finding some resources for him. [more inside]
posted by Kimberly on Apr 21, 2010 - 3 answers

Science of alcohol addiction

Two questions about a theory of alcoholism: Irreversible change at the cellular level. [more inside]
posted by LonnieK on Apr 5, 2010 - 21 answers

Who's who in addiction treatment?

If my long term goal is to be an innovator specializing in recovery from addiction and improving treatment and services for substance abusers, whose work/s do I already need to be familiar with? Which programs? Who is considered cutting edge/ who is advancing the field? Thanks.
posted by hellboundforcheddar on Mar 15, 2010 - 8 answers

I am lazy. Help me.

I am lazy. I am in a rut. [more inside]
posted by alshain on Mar 11, 2010 - 46 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

Leading Me Unto

I'd give anything if I could run Temptation Blocker on my Windows XP machines. [more inside]
posted by swlabr on Feb 9, 2010 - 5 answers

Please recommend some reading on addictions.

Please recommend some reading on addictions. Specifications inside. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Feb 5, 2010 - 15 answers

Temporary Internet Turnoff Software for PC?

I found a free application called Freedom whereby one can disable one's internet access for up to eight hours, unless one re-boots. But it is exclusively for the Mac, and I run PC's. I can't find a version or a similar app for my Windows Vista-equipped PC. Does anyone know of such program? [more inside]
posted by swlabr on Feb 1, 2010 - 19 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

Do people really change?

I'm looking for figures on will-power. How many people who try to lose weight, quit smoking, kick an addiction, start exercising, etc. will be successful (particularly long term)? In other words, I'm looking for experimental or population studies on how often people are able to change their behavior in significant ways when they resolve to do so. Well supported anecdotal data about large groups ("vietnam vets were(n't) largely able to quit heroin on coming home") is only slightly less appreciated.
posted by elektrotechnicus on Dec 14, 2009 - 11 answers

MoTG Help!

I've never been so addicted in my life... [more inside]
posted by HabeasCorpus on Dec 2, 2009 - 31 answers

need advice on how to avoid smoking relapse

Ex smokers: What did you do to get past certain stages of withdrawal? [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Nov 29, 2009 - 41 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

Helping addicts without AA/NA

How can I help people struggling with addicition (in London) without having to deal with AA/NA? [more inside]
posted by RabbitRun on Nov 12, 2009 - 7 answers

I'm really not loving it.

Did you quit fast food? How? [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Oct 27, 2009 - 77 answers

Drug addiction in the 50's-70's

Was there a measured increase in drug addiction due to the hippie movement? What were the drug addiction rates like in the 1950's compared to the 60's and 70's. Are there any resources that have historical data on addiction rates and the particular substances popular at the time? [more inside]
posted by TheJoven on Oct 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me remember the name of this horror/sci-fi movie from my childhood (circa 1991).

I am trying to figure out the name of a horror/sci-fi movie from my childhood. It's a movie where a guy wakes up one day and he has a little alien slug/worm that lives on the back of his neck and talks to him. The alien has drilled a hole in the back of his neck and now injects a powerful narcotic/hallucinogen directly into his brain and controls the guy's life. Nobody knows about the alien slug, and at the end of the movie, he squeezes the alien slug to death and it administers a lethal dose to him, and his head blows up. Name that movie! As I'm older I realize it was a metaphor for drug addiction... and frequently try and explain the plot of the movie to people as best as I can remember. It was probably released around 1991. It may have gone straight to DVD or cable. TIA
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse on Oct 11, 2009 - 7 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

Me, Porn and the Web

I am a guy who would like to stop watching porn (watch on the internet). I don't judge others who watch it but it bothers me that I do. I don't do it often but porn has in some way been in my life since high school and now that I am married and in my late 30s, I still drift over to sites. (Frequency, I would say is once every few weeks)...I need to use my computer so getting rid of it is not currently available as an option. I finally admitted it to my wife because I wanted to stop and to my surprise, she has loved me and wants to support me anyway. Any tricks on stopping this habit, or book/web site recommendations are appreciated. I figure dropping ice cubes down my shorts would be a start!
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2009 - 29 answers

Financial and addiction counselling needed in Barrie, Ontario

I need information on counselling services available in Barrie, Ontario. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2009 - 2 answers

How to recover from a relapse

As an addict, have you dealt with a hidden relapse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Unplanned Intervention over. Now what?

Unplanned Intervention over. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2009 - 5 answers

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