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My partner lied to me about alcohol. Now what?

My partner lied to me about alcohol. Now what? [more inside]
posted by Chrysalis on Sep 19, 2014 - 32 answers

I'm ready. How do I turn my life around?

I'm 27, male. I have struggled as long as I can remember with depression. I naturally turned to drugs and alcohol, and after a few years of abuse.. most recently with lots of cocaine and occasionally speed.. I'm ready to quit everything. Cigarettes included. I have realized that everything I touch turns to shit... and I want to be a better man. My relationships have failed, I'm hurting myself and everyone I love, and I feel like worthless garbage. But I have hope. I want to clean up my act. I am terrified of going to AA, and I like therapy. Groups are much harder for me. I recently began to exercise. I want to keep going but I have very little in the way of controlling my impulses. How do I keep my momentum?
posted by nurgle on Jun 27, 2014 - 20 answers

Valium and Alcohol

I took one 5 mg of valium, once, to help me fall asleep. After a full 24 hours, I drank excessively the next night. How bad is this? [more inside]
posted by Sine_Agraphia on Mar 20, 2014 - 11 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

Why do I have a high alcohol (etc.) tolerance?

I'm pretty tolerant to any substances I've tried; alcohol, cannabis, and prescription medication always needed higher than average doses on me to procure any effects. I also sober up pretty fast. Just out of curiosity, what does this mean? Does my body do something well? Do I just have a healthy liver? [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93 on Feb 9, 2014 - 12 answers

How long do the blood-thinning effects of alcohol last?

How long do the blood-thinning effects of alcohol last? I'm asking so I can know how far in advance to stop consuming alcohol before my next tattoo session. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Dec 17, 2012 - 8 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

Was I slipped Rohypnol (roofies)?

Are the day after effects of Cocaethylene (cocaine and alcohol) and Rohypnol (roofies) similar? [more inside]
posted by xxxsweetambitionxxx on Jul 30, 2012 - 27 answers

How do I deal with an unwanted Christmas guest?

My brother-in-law may be back on drugs, or possibly beginning to show symptoms of mental illness. He's recently become verbally abusive to my mother-in-law. He's also been invited up for Christmas with the rest of the in-laws. Of course, things are complicated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 7, 2011 - 23 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

Not Looking for a Natural High

As the antithesis of this post, can you recommend a special something that will help me relax & enjoy myself on special occasions? [more inside]
posted by PepperMax on May 9, 2011 - 12 answers

Can I stop my newly-single friend from self-destructing?

Can I stop my newly-single friend from self-destructing? [more inside]
posted by greenish on Feb 12, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me kill someone in a story by CDI.

ForAStoryFilter: how to best kill someone by CDI! [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on Jan 16, 2011 - 27 answers

How to get high?

What is the healthiest way to get high? [more inside]
posted by tr45vbyt on Jan 14, 2011 - 28 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

what will they think of next?

I know someone who enjoys sniffing isopropyl alcohol straight from the bottle, not huffing but sniffing like perfume. They say they love the smell, that they don't get a high but it's like smelling a favorite perfume. Is this bad for them? I've never heard of this, have any of you? I'm interested in any information anyone may have on this.
posted by gypseefire on Jun 4, 2010 - 18 answers

How can I get my sister help for her addiction/depression?

My sister has an alcohol and/or prescription and/or depression problem. What can I do to help her, and in what order? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2009 - 7 answers

How else to endure all those rituals?

You live at Versailles in 1658. You're nobility of the blood. You know the King. What drugs, drinks, or other ways of getting totally fucked up are available to you? How often could you partake before people started to Have A Problem with it? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 20, 2009 - 21 answers

Was there something in my drink?

Is it possible that something was put in my drink? If so, what? [more inside]
posted by emilyd22222 on Sep 12, 2009 - 42 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

Tack for getting my yak sack back

What is the characteristic regeneration time for the stomach lining, after daily NSAIDs or alcohol? [more inside]
posted by gensubuser on May 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Dad's a drunk.

My ex is a drunk, so I threw him out. However, we have a young child, and I'm having a hard time figuring out where to go from here. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Intoxication Lexicography

What adjective is to "wanting to get intoxicated" as "horny" is to "wanting sex?" [more inside]
posted by Forrest Greene on Nov 2, 2008 - 47 answers

Pregnancy after a youth of drink and drugs?

Assuming a woman has given up alcohol, to which she was strongly attached for 15 years, and has also given up cocaine and ecstasy (MDMA), which she used regularly, and she is now drink and drug free: could this past of substance-abuse affect her pregnancy in any way? And if so, what could she do to minimise the effects? For clarity: she's not pregnant at the moment, but would like to have a baby. [more inside]
posted by londongeezer on Jun 4, 2008 - 16 answers

How much can an 11-year old handle?

My niece's mom is an alcohol/drug addict. My niece has consistent contact with her mom over the phone. Did I do the right thing in letting her know about her mom's problem? If not, can I mitigate the damage I've done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 25, 2008 - 30 answers

I have a drinking problem. Now what?

My girlfriend says that she's going to leave me at the end of the week if I don't attempt to seek help for my drinking problem. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2007 - 120 answers

Healthy ways to accomplish relaxing/decompression brought about by destructive habits?

What healthier alternatives have people swapped into their lives that, to them, adequately (or mostly) fulfilled the deeper-level relaxation/decompression/whatever that food, drink, cigarettes, or drugs had formerly fulfilled? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Aug 14, 2006 - 31 answers

Set 'em up, sport.

Which sports-team names are references to drugs or alcohol? [more inside]
posted by box on Apr 17, 2006 - 14 answers

Is this so wrong if it feels so right?

Selfabuse filter. I used to smoke 2 cigarettes every night before bed and I quit recently. I did fine for the first week, but looking back at the past 2 weeks, I've started drinking more at night, popping Vicodin, or taking the odd Benadryl before bed. So clearly I have some strong need to abuse myself in some way before the day's out - has anyone else done this, and if so, how did you deal with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2006 - 26 answers

Why does alcohol combined with pot make me so sick?

I get tremendously sick when I drink, and then smoke pot. [more inside]
posted by lemur on Jan 18, 2006 - 42 answers

It's Bad For You!

I'm trying to write an essay on the current nostalgia for guilt-free (and information-free!) smoking, boozing and drug-taking and desperately need sources, whether web-based or bibliographical. [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by MiguelCardoso on May 5, 2004 - 15 answers

When Prohibition Ended, Did Crime Increase? Alcoholism?

when Prohibition ended in the USA, did crime (both organised crime and general crime) increase or decrease? Did levels of alcholism increase? Did alcohol become cheaper? Are there lessons to be learned about the potential effects of legalising drugs? [MI] [more inside]
posted by Pericles on Feb 22, 2004 - 5 answers

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