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Brother committed suicide. Shocked and confused. What now?

My brother killed himself yesterday. I just found out today. While I'm not surprised he would do it based on a complicated and messed up history, I am still in shock. Please help me process my feelings. [more inside]
posted by Ephelump Jockey on Apr 8, 2015 - 25 answers

Do I go to my stepson's wedding if I don't support it?

Do I go to my barely 18 year old stepson's wedding if I don't support the reasons and believe it to be a huge mistake? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2013 - 81 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

Teen Drug Usage and Rehab

From past addicts/addiction experience - At what point does a teen drug use go beyond teenage rebellion into a full blown addiction, and can anything be done if the teen doesn't want help, and not all parties are on board with consequences? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2012 - 15 answers

How do I help my friend the addict?

How do I help my best friend who is using heroin? Back story inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2012 - 22 answers

Is Nar-Anon or Al-Anon for me?

My live-in SO is addicted to the fake pot (spice, niceguy, whatever name it goes by) and I need advice on support groups for me, a la Al-Anon or Nar-Anon. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2011 - 12 answers

Hard numbers on a hard drug

Seeking numbers/statistics: outcomes of heroin addiction and how likely are they? [more inside]
posted by radioaction on Apr 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Law & Policy Law & Society book recommendations

Your best recommendations for well-researched, well-argued books addressing issues of poverty, sentencing, crime and drug policy in the U.S. in the last ten years? Mass market or academic press are fine. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick on Oct 18, 2010 - 11 answers

Why give her pills?

Why do doctors keep giving my clearly drug-addicted friend pills? Is there anything I can do to encourage her to admit she has a problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me to resent less, help more.

How do you forgive or let go of resentment toward a family member who’s an addict? Also, how do you determine how much of your behavior toward them is reasonable, and how much is just spiteful? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Feb 11, 2007 - 25 answers

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