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I Have a Loved One With a Substance Abuse Problem

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    My Son

    My son has bi polar and has been medicated for the past 7 years.  He has been doing fairly well living outside our home the past 2 years.  However when he was home visiting recently I found a pipe in his pockets when doing his laundry.  We've come to find out that...
    want2Bhappy want2Bhappy 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 7, 2009

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    My Husband Is An Alcoholic

    I have been married for 17 yrs to a man who has literally changed before my eyes. Alcoholism, I am learning, is a progressive disease. He was nice when we were dating but he has a dark side that he hid well from me. He is mean and neglectful. The alcohol makes everything worse...
    valene4 valene4 46-50, F 3 Responses May 23, 2011

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    My Sister Is Hooked On Meth

    My whole family has been turned upside down by my sister's meth problem. I'm pretty sure she's involved in manufacturing. I'm getting sick of cleaning up her life for her, and my mom is too. Stealing, lying, being gone from home for days on end... it's getting old. We're...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 13, 2006

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