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This is a heavy one but - Does anyone know how to help someone to realize and not deny they have a prescription med addiction? (I really want to help someone with this)

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      Tuliplady wrote Nov 16, 2011
    • An addiction is an addiction, whether it’s prescription drugs or alcohol or some other drug.  If they‘re in denial, there’s not much you can do that I know of.  Maybe some of the other gals here have some suggestions?

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      Mztracy wrote Nov 16, 2011
    • There is nothing you can do except be there for them. Even then, sometimes we have to walk away so we do not enable.
      You cannot fix them unless they are ready to get clean.
      My hubby is now 13 years clean and sober. Before that there was nothing I could say or do to help him.
      I thought taking care of things for him would help, all that did was enable him to do more.
      You cannot stop or help an addict until they hit their rock bottom. I learned to not fix things for him anymore, ie: lie for him, talk to friends that were using with him, etc.
      Main thing is NEVER blame someone else for their addiction. No one forces them, it is their responsibility. When you blame others they can say, ‘see it’s not my fault!’ I HATE when others are blamed.
      Sorry for the rant I just see people blaming others for their friends/families addictions so they do not take responsibility.

      Wish I had something better for you, but I lived it. You might want to check into Alanon for you. It saved me!

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      Mzd3 wrote Nov 18, 2011
    • They probably already do know, deep down, even if they dont want to aqdmit it.

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