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Posted by: Jade | 2007/03/09

drug-addicted loved one

Hi cyber doc

i hope you can help. my boyfriend is an addict and i have been supportive - yet also firm, insisting he gets help - throughout the few weeks that he has been relapsing again. I don't know what else to do! Is it possible to force him to get help? And if so, how? I am also alone in this situation because his family lives overseas.

Thank you
j

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Dear Jade
No you can't really force him.
However, you must get professional help to assist you to manage this: See http://www.stopaddiction.co.za/stopaddiction/
http://www.na.org.za/info_for_family.htm

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Posted by: Jade | 2007/03/09

Hi 'Help'
He has been battling with this for years, and has been in rehabs before. He's also seen psychologists. Still, i suggested it again and he doesn't want to go! I understand that he works extremely long hours, 7 days a week, so it's not easy to find the time to see a psychologist. Recently I expressed my suggestion that he speaks to someone, but he refused and we had a long argument about it. I feel helpless!

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Posted by: help | 2007/03/09

Has he ever considered seeing a psycologist?

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