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I Have Two Grandsons Who Are Heroin Addicts 
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My Husband Is a Dry Alcoholic Who Refuses To Get Help 
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How To Best Avoid My Husbands Rage When He Drinks? 
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My Husband Is A Violent Alcoholic and Drinking Again. I Don't Know What To Do Anymore? 
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Please Help Me Help My "NOW SOBER" Fiance Get The Right Help!!! 
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My Fiance Is A Prescription Addict and His Family Is In Denial  
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My Girlfriend Has Just Entered a Treatment Program For Alcohol Dependency and Bulimia 
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My Partner is a Heroin Addict & Has Relapsed Twice During our Relationship. I'm Devastated, Do I Stay or Go? 
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My Boyfriend's Drinking Habits 
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My Wife Has a Drinking Problem. I Need Good Advice on How to Deal With This Situation. 
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My Alcoholic Boyfriend Crossed The Line Last Night 
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My Sister is an Alcoholic and I'm Scared I Might Lose Her. 
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My Brother is Completely Out of Control and My Parents Refuse to Accept He is An Addict. 
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My Mother Gets Drunk To The Point Of Falling Down, Hides Bottles and Becomes Violent. Help! 
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MY Wife Of 13 Years Is An Alcoholic and Drug Addict. At A Loss As What To Do 
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My Wife Will Not Admit She Has a Drink Problem 
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Devastated! Just Found Out Husband is a Closet Alcoholic.I Don't Know What To Do Next.? 
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My Mother Gets Aggressive When She's Drunk. What Should I Do?  
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I Need Some Advice On My Closet Alcoholic Husband 
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My Husband Is on Crystal Meth. 
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My Best Friend Is I Believe Addicted to Pain Pills 
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Should I Leave My Alcoholic Husband? 
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My Husband Drinks Excessively and its Making Me Drink More 
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Hi I am struggling with my heart and my sanity. My husband and I have been married for 8 years and together for a total of 13 years. He is a alcoholic …

My Husband is an Alcoholic and It Brings Out The Worst In Me Not rated yet
My husband and I have been married almost 2 years and I have a 5 year old son that calls him dad and thinks of him as his real dad. My husband drinks about …

My Alcoholic Boyfriend Has Relapsed, But Doesn't Think It's a Big Deal? Not rated yet
My boyfriend and I have been dating for about four months. He's been in AA for almost a year, and has told me a little about how bad his drinking was before …

My Husband's Addiction To Pot Is Ruining Our Marriage Not rated yet
I have been married for 22 years and have two wonderful children, ages 18 and 14. Ever since I met my husband he has been a daily pot smoker. I never liked …

How Do I Get My Husband To Realise He Has a Drinking Problem? Not rated yet
For the last 10 years my husband drinks on a daily basis. For the last 4 years he drinks anywhere from 12 to 20+ beers a night. Whenever I talk to him …

Is My Husband an Alcoholic Even Though He Only Gets Wasted Once a Week? Not rated yet
I have been with my husband for the last seven years, married for five. There has been a lot of alcohol abuse on my side of the family which was quite …

My Friend Is an Alcoholic, She Is Divorced and Has Three Children Not rated yet
My friend has just recently admitted that she has a problem with alcohol, she lives with her three young children of which the eldest has told his friend …

My Boyfriend, Military, and Alcohol. Not rated yet
I have researched alcoholism and the such and am pretty sure my boyfriend has the affects of it. His father drinks heavily, as well as, his father's mother. …

My Boyfriend Went Away for Treatment of Alcoholism on Short-Notice. What do I do? Not rated yet
My boyfriend currently went to another state for treatment of alcoholism & depression. I've known him for almost 3 years and we worked together at a pharmacy …

I'm In a Relationship With Someone Who I Would Say Is a "Functioning" Alcoholic -- what should I do? Not rated yet
Right now, he drinks 3-4 drinks per day, every day, and has a couple of puffs of pot before he goes to bed so he can sleep. He has a great job, though …

My Husband Doesn't Think He Has a Drinking Problem Not rated yet
My husband of 22 yrs doesn't think he has a drinking problem. When confronted about him drinking I'm told I'm the one lying and I'm the one with the problem. …

Is My Boyfriend an Alcoholic? What do I do now? Not rated yet
I dated my boyfriend for a year and broke up with him a couple of months ago because his drinking and occasional drug use really bothered me. He had to …

Why Does a Recovering Drug Addict Push Away The Woman He Is In Love With? Not rated yet
I met my boyfriend in college. I've known him for almost 3 years and we dated for a year and a half. We hung out everyday. I was always with him at his …

My Mother Defends my Brother's Drug/Alcohol Addictions and Awful Behaviors. Not rated yet
My brother and I used to get high and drink regularly. We both were arrested for DUI within a month of each other. I realized I was on a path of bad …

My New Love Is a Confessed Alcoholic. I'm a Recently Confessed Codependant. What to do? Not rated yet
I have recently started seeing a man who has been a good friend for about 4 years. I have spent the majority of our relationship in online chat as he works …

Is My Husband an Addict? Not rated yet
My husband had an emergency back surgery almost three years ago and was prescribed pain pills. He gradually became addicted to the pain pills. When he …

My Husband Drinks on His Prescription Anxiety Meds Every Night. Not rated yet
We have an 11 month old baby. My husband is productive and a good father, but he is an alcoholic. He drinks everyday (not sure how much because he is in …

How Do I Help My Boyfriend Get Over His Addiction, When He Denies That He Even Has One? Not rated yet
I have read numerous of these stories, and none of them come even close to my situation, many of them are far more severe than mine. My boyfriend has been …

Is My Husband an Alcoholic or Does He Just Drink alot???!  Not rated yet
We've been married for 23 years. He is 52. In 2008 he had a mild heart attack, and in 2010 he developed serious heart rhythm issues as well. So, he shouldn't …

Husband's Nephew Stabbed While Purchasing Drugs: Was leaving the State the right thing to do? Not rated yet
My husband and I received a phone call last week to tell us that his nephew had been stabbed in the chest while trying to purchase drugs. He and his family …

My Boyfriend's Addiction to Alcohol: Will He Ever Choose Me? Not rated yet
My boyfriend of just under a year has recently accepted that he has an addiction to alcohol and he has been trying to stay sober for about 4 months now. …

Does My Boyfriend Have a Drinking Problem? Not rated yet
I have been dating my boyfriend for 9 months although we've known each other for 3 years. We do enjoy going out with friends and having a good time and …

My Boyfriend the Father of my Son is an Alcoholic but Doesn't Think He is. Do I Quit With Him and be a Single Mum? Not rated yet
I am with my boyfriend 3 and a half years and when we met it was great, we partied all the time together and moved in together after 2 months. Things were …

Life With a Binge Drinker Not rated yet
For 17 years I have watched my husband's disease get worse and worse. I have tried and failed of course based on all the things that I have recently learned. …

Can You Tell Me Why Our 13 Year Old Daughter Would Choose to Live with Him (the Alcoholic) After I Left Him for Threatening to Kill Her Brother?  Not rated yet
I have been married to an alcoholic for 14 years. I recently left him after he threatened to kill our 8 year old son while I was at work. I had to move …

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My Partner Gets Drunk Only Once in a While but it Bothers the Kids a lot Not rated yet
Hi, I am not sure how serious this situation is. I know I don't like it but I'm not sure it has reached a level beyond that. My partner and I have been …

Husbands Addiction to Pot (Marijuana) Not rated yet
I have been married for 5 years now and we have 2 beautiful amazing children age 7 and 1. My husband has smoked pot (marijuana) for over 20 years and I …

My Husband is an Alcoholic, I am Tired & Confused. Don't Know What Direction to Go? Not rated yet
I have been married for twenty years, my husband started out drinking occasionally, but I didn't think too much of it. (Probably was hidden from me) - …

I Need Verification That Someone I Care About is a True Alcoholic & What to do to Help Him? Not rated yet
The symptoms are as follows.... 1) Doesn't drink everyday, in fact he can go many days without drinking. 2) When he drinks, it's almost like he can't …

The Father of My Two Boys is on Something....  Not rated yet
I have been with "joe" for 3 years. He is a great daddy to my son (from previous relationship) and I am now currently pregnant with another little boy. …

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