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  • Julie M Blair
    Julie M Blair
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    Blame game

  • Debra C
    Debra C
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    Your advice makes sense. But my adult child is so disregulated, verbally and emotionly abusive. I can't suggest anything

  • Alpha Dog
    Alpha Dog
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    Great testimonial… very powerful to hear advice in her own words.

  • J R
    J R
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    Thank you for sharing. I don't know how to help my parent with their drug addiction especially when all they do is deny deny deny. But the insight you gave, makes a lot of sense.

  • Deborah Byrd
    Deborah Byrd
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    Meth has taken my small town over. Methskogee, Okla.

  • Luanne Stulpin
    Luanne Stulpin
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    At whoes expense? I am facing it. and very humble to the experience? But there is only so much we can do?, depending on the individual who is addicted? We know about the struggle of the one who is addicted, but what about the struggle of the ones who help? The choices made by the addicted and the choices of those who help? How much mental health must the helper lose as well? Momma's normally don't give up, because we housed them. The parents gave them life? In a normal society, Parents still feel accountable. But what can we do without risking everything? Especially when there are other family involved. Siblings? The health of the parents? The financial stability of the family?? Nothing has been addressed on those issues?

  • Chronic Pain Chronicles
    Chronic Pain Chronicles
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    Let's remember to hate the sin, not the sinner.

  • Jovi Girl
    Jovi Girl
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    HAHAHA…..”EX” ADDICT??? ……sweetie if that’s the way you think addiction is, you have no business giving advice when you don’t even know the text book, number one, common sense, knowledge that there is NO SUCH THING AS AN EX ADDICT

  • Eileen MacDougall
    Eileen MacDougall
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    I believe the whole out of control drug culture is simply demonic.

  • Victoria O'Shea
    Victoria O'Shea
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    Wow! Thank you for making this video I'm just finding out that my 17 and a half year old is addicted to substances. I'm putting him in his first rehab and now I will have this information to use ahead of time to make sure we have a detailed plan for him when he gets out thank you so very much best of luck many blessings to you

  • Cassendre Xavier Music
    Cassendre Xavier Music
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    Yes, fellowship, structure, routine, scheduling, and activities are crucial! I like the book Living Sober by AA because it has a chapter on how to fill all the time you now have because you're no longer using.

  • Explorer Mike
    Explorer Mike
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    This is no big mystery. Nearly always, addiction and drug use is self medication for mental health issues: Mostly depression. You have to address the mental health issue or you can never get rid of the addiction. Once someone with mental health issues starts using drugs and becomes an addict, you have a very difficult problem. First, you have to get them clean, then work on the mental health issues, but since the mental health issues are causing the addiction, it is a very difficult spiral to get out of.

  • Magnolia
    Magnolia
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    I have a daughter who is in the grips of heroine addiction. I have done everything I can think of to help her, she pushes me away then pulls me back in with a drama… I'm on an emotional roller coaster and I feel like my stomach has been taken out, kneeded and then put back…

  • WizzardOfPaws
    WizzardOfPaws
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    My son lost his high paying job for drugs. Ruined his life at 38. He's stolen from me, busted up my home in tantrums. Be warned. I told him I didn't care if I ever see him again in my list and I meant it. The decades of torment have taken a huge toll on me. Your own parents might disown you.

  • Solecita
    Solecita
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    I am sooooo sorry for those going trough this terrible pain but as a parent and with a shattered heart I can say that when this has been going on but a while, when rehab has been tried more than once, when AA has not worked, when you have taken your kid back many times etc, etc, then there's not enough love an attention we can give that will help. It is a tough road they have to walk on their own. I can't think of anything a family has to endure that can even began to compared with that of an addict kid

  • kofiki
    kofiki
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    my dads high right now. this was his last chance.

  • Newb Tube
    Newb Tube
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    amen!

  • Red Rain
    Red Rain
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    the opposite is happening with me

  • Mr2pint
    Mr2pint
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    Helpful thanks – the question is how much money does one spend on one rehab after the other before going broke with no real results. The whole drug addiction issue is just tragic with no real answers.

  • Ranch Creek Recovery
    Ranch Creek Recovery
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    I totally agree with your advice.

  • quitina dewey
    quitina dewey
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    That's good advice to help drug addicts with helping them cope and take their focus off drugs which is the main goal. This advice really makes you think that there should be more supportive programs even after programs, to help them keep on a positive path in life. I dealt with many loved ones that are addicts and I really want to learn what to do to help them and people in general to get off drugs and live good lives for the sake of their happiness its sad what drugs put a person through.

  • Donna Merritt
    Donna Merritt
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    i cant find a rehab for my son i can afford, he is a tall smart blond talented boy, and there is not much out there for teens not in trouble with the law that is affordable. thank you all this is helping me be calm

  • Mr. Mills
    Mr. Mills
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    @thunderdragon9999 obviously you are a bad father or mother because addiction is a really hard thing to go through withdrawals are painful physically and mentally it can make your life suck. Not all the love in the world can make a withdrawal go away faster than it should.

  • peter punk
    peter punk
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    if you give attention, care and material goods and they still get addictions the only thing left to do is discard them of your life as i did with my son

  • darrel ascott
    darrel ascott
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    thank you! for this, i moved back to my parents house to get clean, to a small village and i felt lost!!! i didn't know what 2 do with my time/ money and i know how u feel 4 the first few months i kept using, until i found friends/ a life! now i'm good n clean 4 over 8 months!!!! thank you

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