Drug addiction enabler

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Avatar f tn Could you possibly set up some rules about him not using while staying with you? You could randomly drug test him and if he fails, let him know that he will have to find somewhere else to stay and when he wants help getting clean, you will be there for him.
Avatar f tn Her mother is at her end of thr rope. They told her ie. drug hotline to not let them back into her life. They suggested that they are going to die with or without her help..It is so hard for my sister.I feel helpless for her, but I also know that she is a enabler. I used to be codepedant. I had to remove myself totally away from the situation..what can i do to support my sister in her painful state?
Avatar f tn My 27 year old son is addicted to snorting perks he has been doing a lot more lately and I don't no how to help him. He has lots of anger towards me says he like he is cause of me I asked my daughter who is 29 she a chriestein and does not party if I did something wrong she said no he uses that to get his own way.
2030686 tn?1351688548 My stepsister is stealing pills from her mom. We are at the point where we are gonna go talk to her husband and hope he puts her in rehab in stead of divorcing her. Since she is an only child we can't just cut her out of her mom's life. We've tried controlling the pills but daughter convinces mom to hide them for her. When she doesn't daughter steals from her or yells at her and makes her feel guilty.
186166 tn?1385259382 I don't understand the dynamics of the situation you are in. In a generic sense, the best way to not enable is to not be there for anything but moral support and only if the addict is getting help. Letting the addict know that they have a support system as long as they are trying is a big deal, but you have to look out for manipulation. Addicts manipulate enablers.... they keep trying until they get what they want. The key.... don't give in to what they want.
1401949 tn?1296043724 One thing you could try is to have an intervention sometimes they are successful but again on if the addicts wants the help. As far as what I did to get my enabler to help my addiction I would just tell that this is the last time I am going to quit tomorrow Yeah right it was all BS until the next time. So the way to handling being an enabler is don't be an enabler. As I said addicts are master manipulators. I hope I answered your questions and good luck with your daughter.
186166 tn?1385259382 http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Addiction-Substance-Abuse/What-should-i-do-my-boyfriend-is-an-oxy-addict/show/1167524 i just read your comments, about co-dependency, on the above post and loved it ! ! ! ! i am currently at my mom's house (came up to see my granddaughter) and couldnt wait for my mom to wake up so that i could read it to her...she is one of my son's "worst enemy"...the enabler...the co-dependant. i really dont know how she would survive without him...she cant...
Avatar n tn Us family members woke her up to reality last year once but as we all know a person with an addiction can be really conviencing......Please help me help her to know the facts and help him!
1643958 tn?1301004655 m basically asking if this is a definite drug addiction, even though she is prescribed the pills each month? And also how to get through to her that she needs help?
Avatar f tn My boyfriend of 10 years has had an addiction to pain killers on & off for 3 years.. He stopes then starts over & over.. He can't go more than 2 weeks being clean?? Can he do it on his own for good? How can I make him stop for good?
Avatar f tn How do I stop being and enabler for my alcholic husband although I don't have to supply him the means by which he's able to have his feel of alcohol I feel that some how it's part my fault because I stayed with him though his marijunana addiction and now he expects me to see it through with him for his excessive drinking because he's had a bout with cancer beat it and now he's a drunk and I' about to bolt cause my dad was an alcoholic and I have 32 years of soberity under
535822 tn?1443976780 Sadly, she was a long time drug addict and that takes quite a toll on the body. Wish she'd not have found cocaine as that ultimately did her in. Sad.
Avatar n tn I have been with the same guy for 4 years now and he has had an addiction ever since. He stops every 6 months or so and starts right back up again after about 3 months. I don't know what to do any more or how to help him he has gone to detox and all that but he continues to let this addiction overcome him. I along with his family have reached out to help him, if anybody has any advice for me to help and me it would be greatly appreciated because i'm all out of ideas!!
Avatar m tn Addiction is categorzied by maladaptive behavior that is typically out of character for the person, including doing things that are harmful, without any regard for the consequences, in order to get the drug. Addiction includes mental cravings for the meds, where dependency is almost always just physical in nature. It's important for you to determine which category you would fit into, if indeed this is even a concern for you.
Avatar n tn It was given out like aspirin. It is very unfortunate that it became a schedule one drug, with the drug enforcement administration tracking down phjysicians who prescribe it. Valium does degrade situational awareness as well as intellectual acuity, and may interfere with driving safety, although that is more of a problem for the first time user. I have used it (prescribed by a physician) rarely, when under extreme stress, and then only for a day or two, and never became addicted.
Avatar f tn Have you had a heart-to-heart discussion with your husband about his drug abuse yet? That's the first step. Be prepared to hear either (1) I don't have a problem and you're just being a nag, or (2) a whole pack of lies about how he can quit any time he wants without help. Plenty of people do quit on their own. The problem is that they don't usually stay quit without working a program like AA/NA or private therapy.
3065255 tn?1345762771 I'm still learning how to use this wonderful site. I am not the addict, my wife is. I've been a perfect enabler until now. I am 30 days clean in the sense of not allowing her to manipulate me anymore. My wife and I seem like the model lesbian couple to most our friends. I've allowed her to get out of control with her following of this famous singer. She has been draining me financially and emotionally. Now, since I had that "bazinga" moment (eureka!) I am smarter.
Avatar m tn s hard to understand, but the reality is that addiction is a living hell, and an addict when they have any clean time at all , will not thank an enabler, but rather, affix blame to an enabler that has made it easier for them to use for years (forgiving her for cheating and lying made it easier for her to cheat and lie). A woman might misconstrue that if you accepted and forgave her for cheating might mean you don't love her enough to care.
Avatar m tn Hi jenise I'm sorry your faced with your husbands addiction, it is overwhelming especially when you know very little about it. positive note he's seeking trearment. my addict was my son ...heroin. same addiction different relationship. I knew nothing about drugs when I first found out about my son's addiction, figured heck he could just stop. It doesn't work that way. There are many reasons an addict won't open up to you.
1778269 tn?1314484283 Welcome, I wanted to comment to you that drug addiction is not a geographical issue. He is not using because of where he lives. Trust me, we can be quite creative and can find drugs anywhere if we want them. If you found needles, the chances are he is using them. You cannot buy them in bulk at Wal-Mart unless you have a prescription and a medical reason to use them, such as Diabetes. Your husband needs help and I would strongly suggest in-patient treatment.
Avatar f tn I LEFT OUR HOUSE ALMOST 3 YEARS AGO CAUSE I COULDNT DEAL WITH THE ROLLER COASTER OF HE DRUG ABUSE. I WORKED 2 JOBS AND TOOK CARE OF HOUSE AND GIRLS. COULD NOT DO IT ANYMORE PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY. OUR 3 GIRLS DECIDED TO STAY WITH HIM BECAUSE (I FEEL) THAT THEY WANTED TO TAKE CARE OF HIM. I NEVER WANTED THAT FOR MY KIDS. HE HAS NEVER BEEN A BAD DAD, HE WAS A BAD SPOUSE, BAD PARTNER AND A HORRIBLE PROVIDER.