My brother in law is stealing prescription pain meds. Do we confront him or just sit on the information? [more inside]
My friends sister is on smack and she wants me to help her kick it. Do-able? [more inside]
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]
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]
What are some good books / music / gifts for when you get out of rehab? [more inside]
Drastically reducing your Internet usage. Did it work for you? [more inside]
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?
is there something wrong with me? never had a real relationship, drinking to socialize, infatuations with people on the internet... [more inside]
How do I enjoy drinking less more? [more inside]
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]
Are there any effective, well-respected alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous that don't require group meetings? [more inside]
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]
I feel drawn back into depression, is it like an addiction? Are people really happy? [more inside]
Looking for a video showing various common drugs, their appearance, how they're taken and their effects. [more inside]
What do I do to stop my horrible emotional reaction to thinking about addiction? [more inside]
I would like to hear about some more resources for dealing with my porn addiction. [more inside]
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]
Two questions about a theory of alcoholism: Irreversible change at the cellular level. [more inside]
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.
I am lazy. I am in a rut. [more inside]
Looking for success stories on financial recovery from debt acquired in an unequal income marriage with some abusive behaviors.… [more inside]
Please recommend some reading on addictions. Specifications inside. [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
I've never been so addicted in my life... [more inside]
Ex smokers: What did you do to get past certain stages of withdrawal? [more inside]
Help! Can I salvage this friendship even after experiencing the searing pain of rejection? [more inside]
How can I help people struggling with addicition (in London) without having to deal with AA/NA? [more inside]
Did you quit fast food? How? [more inside]
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]
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
Am I addicted to pornography? If I am, what can I do? Is there a Porn Addicts Anonymous? [more inside]
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!
I need information on counselling services available in Barrie, Ontario. [more inside]
As an addict, have you dealt with a hidden relapse? [more inside]
Unplanned Intervention over. Now what? [more inside]
Shooting up alcohol intravenously? What? [more inside]
Why is World of Warcraft so addictive? [more inside]
Should I try to convince my mother to move across the country so I can take care of her and improve our relationship?
Due to years of my mother’s mental illness, dependency on prescription medication, and wildly varying levels lying leading to all sort of trust issues, I am a 30-year old woman with a very complicated relationship with my aging mom. I feel more than a little guilt and sadness about this, and authentically would like to improve our relationship. There are, of course complications. [more inside]
Quitting drinking: are the withdrawal symptoms I'm having from giving up alcohol, or caffeine? [more inside]
Do you have suggestions about dealing with internet addiction in general and chat board addiction in particular? [more inside]
So I went and got my nose addicted to dristan... How do I stop with the spray but still breathe?
Someone near to me has recently recognised, and begun to address, a serious problem with debt. The debt is not a result of extravagant spending; it seems to stem from persistently bad decisions about consumer credit, and a habit of repaying loans with other loans. So... once the debt has been consolidated and the credit cards have been destroyed, what measures can this person take to ensure they never, ever get into debt again? Is it possible to voluntarily ban oneself from being offered credit? The person is in Australia.
I live in Chicago and need to help a friend get into a drug rehab program. I have no idea where to start. Please help! [more inside]
How do I help a friend in recovery from narcotics make it to two clean years? [more inside]
Is there a copycat recipe in existence for Trader Joes' Corn and Chile Salsa? How about a cheaper alternative? [more inside]
Why do I refuse to go to sleep, even though I'm tired, I need to get up early, and I'm not even doing anything fun? (long description follows) [more inside]
Any positive (or at least relatively benign) experiences with short-term usage of non-prescribed dex-amphetamine as a study aid and appetite suppressant? [more inside]