Alcohol/Drug Abuse FAQ - Questions & Answers

128 Questions
Last Updated: January 17th, 2018

How can I stop drinking or taking drugs?

Answers: 71 | Last Answer: January 17th, 2018

Why do we turn to the things that destroy us to make ourselves feel better?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: January 16th, 2018

What are the physical signs of abuse or addiction?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: January 16th, 2018

How can I find help for a drinking addiction?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: January 15th, 2018

If somerone says they want help, and when you offer they slam the door in your face, what is the next step? What can i do to be supportive to them, but take care of myself in the process?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: January 15th, 2018

What is considered substance abuse?

Answers: 45 | Last Answer: January 14th, 2018

Why should I stop drinking?

Answers: 47 | Last Answer: January 10th, 2018

Should I go to the AA?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: January 9th, 2018

How long after rehab or into recovery until I am considered 'out of the woods?”

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: January 9th, 2018

How do I know if I am using alcohol socially or am suffering from an addiction ?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: January 9th, 2018

My family member is an addict and I don't get why they just can't stop now.

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: January 9th, 2018

Is the saying, "Once an addict, always an addict" true?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

Do I really need help? Am I really that bad off?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: January 8th, 2018

Why do I feel depressed when I'm not smoking weed?

Answers: 27 | Last Answer: January 7th, 2018

I found drugs in my child's room. What do I do from here?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: January 2nd, 2018

How do I know if I should go to rehab, or just tough it out myself?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: December 18th, 2017

Why do people addicted to alcohol seem to hurt you so bad but they don't realize?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How do you not fall into peer pressure?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: December 12th, 2017

How to trust someone again who has consistently lied?

Answers: 172 | Last Answer: December 6th, 2017

How can I stop feeling responsible for my loved ones pain and suffering with their drug abuse?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

How do I get help when I don't have anyone?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: December 5th, 2017

Why do people use drugs in bad periods in their lives, while using it results in even worse situations?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: November 28th, 2017

I went to rehab or detoxed but my friends are doing drugs around me, what should I do?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: November 27th, 2017

Is it normal to not drink on the weekends while everyone else is?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: November 20th, 2017

Should I continue a relationship with my partner who is still abusing drugs if I am now recovered ?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: November 15th, 2017

What effect on later life does living with someone with an addiction have?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

Is it my fault for being an addict?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

Why can't i shake my demerol addiction ?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

How come everyone else can drink as much as they want and not be an alcoholic?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: November 7th, 2017

Why is it that I cant seem to get over the urges to use again? Is there something wrong with me?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: October 31st, 2017

Why do people use Alcohol/Drugs to hide their depression?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: October 31st, 2017

Why can't I stop doing drugs and be like everyone else?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: October 17th, 2017

What do I do if I'm too embarrassed to ask for help?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: October 9th, 2017

Why did I ever start drinking?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: September 26th, 2017

What happens when you go to rehab?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: September 19th, 2017

How come doctors can give people drugs without telling them about the physical addiction until it's a problem ?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: September 19th, 2017

Will drugs make my problems go away?

Answers: 27 | Last Answer: September 18th, 2017

At what point are you considered to be an alcoholic or addict?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: September 4th, 2017

How do I support someone I love when they return from rehab?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: September 4th, 2017

Is Alcohol/Drug Abuse genetic or environmental? Are some people just predisposed to Alcoholism or Drug Abuse or is the Abuse a coping mechanism as a result of childhood trauma?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: September 4th, 2017

I failed a drug test at work-will I lose my job?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: August 18th, 2017

Are there prescription drugs I can get from the doctor to help ease withdraw symptoms?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: August 15th, 2017

How do I know if my drinking or drug use is becoming an addiction or a problem? I can stop any time I want...

Answers: 21 | Last Answer: August 8th, 2017

Should I tell my partner or friend I am a recovering addict?

Answers: 20 | Last Answer: August 8th, 2017

If I have a drinking problem, can I still use drugs, and vice versa?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: August 8th, 2017

Why can't I stop getting drunk?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: August 8th, 2017

How on earth am I going to survive sobriety and stay sober?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: August 8th, 2017

Why do I feel like I can't sleep without going into a drunken stupor?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: July 29th, 2017

How is it possible that some smokers and drinkers live up to age 70, when others die by age 25?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: July 24th, 2017

Why does my dad put alcohol and narcotics ahead of the family?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: July 17th, 2017

What if I'm not ready to quit?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: July 10th, 2017

Does having multiple addictions make it harder to recover?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: July 4th, 2017

Why can't I bring myself to get help?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2017

How can one stop wanting to drink Alcohol to feel better?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: June 26th, 2017

How can someone who claims to love me so much keep choosing their addictions over me?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: June 20th, 2017

Who can support me through recovering from my addiction?

Answers: 18 | Last Answer: June 13th, 2017

Alcohol makes me forget. Drugs make me escape. How can I live without them if what I want the most is to forget and escape from my life?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: June 13th, 2017

What can I expect at an NA/AA meeting?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: June 12th, 2017

Why am I addicted to alcohol or drugs?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: May 16th, 2017

What is an intervention?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: May 15th, 2017

What should I do if I know a close family member is using drugs?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: May 9th, 2017

How can I tell if someone is lying to me about their drug use?

Answers: 2 | Last Answer: March 23rd, 2017

Is it okay for my dad to take his anger out on me when he's drunk?

Answers: 19 | Last Answer: March 13th, 2017

Is it normal when you get upset you cant cry you just feel as if you cant breath and you just sit there thinking of nothing except all the pain thats coming onto you

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: March 6th, 2017

How can I prevent myself from going into relapse?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: February 24th, 2017

Why is so difficult to leave that world of drugs and alcohol when life is more that that?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: February 24th, 2017

How do I tell my parents that I struggle with an addiction?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: February 21st, 2017

I think my friend has an addiction problem. How can I help?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: February 14th, 2017

How can I stop drinking?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: February 7th, 2017

What is the best way to help someone who is detoxing on their own?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: January 30th, 2017

I'm concerned about someone in my life and his or her alcohol or drug use. How do I approach them about it?

Answers: 14 | Last Answer: January 16th, 2017

What does it feel like to be accepted by society for exactly who you are?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: January 9th, 2017

Why can't I stop drinking?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: January 9th, 2017

At what point does drug abuse rule your life?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: January 3rd, 2017

How can I replace alcohol/drugs with something that's less harmful?

Answers: 17 | Last Answer: December 27th, 2016

How do you deal with trying to stay clean and sober when your life partner is not?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: December 19th, 2016

What are alternatives to substance abuse, other than typical suggestions like hobbies and exercise?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: December 13th, 2016

How do I tell my family that I might have a problem with drugs or alcohol?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: November 28th, 2016

I relapsed and am too ashamed to tell anyone-what can I do?

Answers: 16 | Last Answer: November 15th, 2016

How do enable myself to stop being peer pressured into doing things that I don't want to do?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: November 14th, 2016

How can I take care of myself while trying to help someone with an addiction?

Answers: 1 | Last Answer: October 22nd, 2016

Why do I feel like the only way to fit in is to do drugs or drink alcohol?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: October 17th, 2016

How do I deal with tobacco use?

Answers: 15 | Last Answer: October 10th, 2016

How can I stop smoking when everyone around me smokes?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: October 10th, 2016

Why does everyone love to drink, but I completely hate it?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: October 9th, 2016

Why do I feel the need to drink before normal day activities?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: September 26th, 2016

Why isn't Alcohol/Drug Abuse be a part of our education still?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: September 20th, 2016

How do I find a rehab facility that is the right fit?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: September 19th, 2016

Will I ever be normal again?

Answers: 13 | Last Answer: September 13th, 2016

How triggering is it to keep my freinds who used to use drugs with me ?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: September 13th, 2016

Should I offer an ultimatum to my friend who is struggling with addiction or will it make things worse ?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: September 11th, 2016

How do I know I have a problem with alcohol or drugs?

Answers: 25 | Last Answer: September 11th, 2016

How can I stop masturbating?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: August 30th, 2016

Is it normal to constantly feel an urge to be under the influence of something?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: August 8th, 2016

Is weed ruining my life?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: August 2nd, 2016

How do I learn to engage with people again after years of isolated drinking and using?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: July 19th, 2016

How can I talk my mom into going to rehab? This is getting out of hand..

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: July 11th, 2016

Should I confront a friend or family member who I think is an addict ?

Answers: 11 | Last Answer: June 27th, 2016

Is it normal for me to hide alcohol from friends?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: June 15th, 2016

Taking recreational drugs helps me in the moment but what is the long term effect?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: June 14th, 2016

My parent is an addict. Will I be one too?

Answers: 41 | Last Answer: June 13th, 2016

Is it possible to drink 'socially' when recovering from alcohol addiction ?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: May 24th, 2016

What is the best way to get out of the habit of drinking every night before bed if it helps you to sleep? Is distraction a method that will actually work that late at night?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: May 9th, 2016

What are some ways to help make opiate withdrawal easier?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: April 19th, 2016

Why are drugs/alcohol the only coping mechanism that seems to work for me, when everything else just doesn't seem to cut it ?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: April 18th, 2016

I don't want to stop, is that wrong?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: March 28th, 2016

What causes people to want to drink alcohol and how can I help someone stop?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: March 14th, 2016

How do I deal with my emotions if I relapse?

Answers: 10 | Last Answer: March 1st, 2016

How can I help a family member who is not commited to overcoming their drug addiction without facilitating it ?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: January 25th, 2016

How do I deal with cravings that seem out of control?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: January 15th, 2016

What does it mean when your spouse drinks excessively and hits you?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: December 21st, 2015

How do I cope with my family's drug abuse and try manage to feel connected to them so that I'm not alone ?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: November 25th, 2015

What are the positive and negative aspects as using methadone as a treatment from addictive opiate use?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: November 25th, 2015

I know that what I am taking is not helping my situation, only making it worse. How do I transfer these thoughts into actions?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: November 25th, 2015

I grew up with a family that was addicted to drugs. At what point should I except them or just walk away for good ?

Answers: 4 | Last Answer: November 25th, 2015

Does everyone who abuses alcohol or illegal drugs have an addictive personality ?

Answers: 8 | Last Answer: November 24th, 2015

Is it smart to live alone feeling empty when drugs are involved ?

Answers: 3 | Last Answer: November 9th, 2015

How can you replace the social aspect of alcohol and is it worth trading that 'fun' for the security of sobriety?

Answers: 5 | Last Answer: November 2nd, 2015

How can I pay for rehab if I'm low income?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: November 2nd, 2015

How can I cope with difficulties by socializing and having fun, without alcohol or other drugs?

Answers: 7 | Last Answer: July 27th, 2015

How can I keep myself from going over the edge?

Answers: 6 | Last Answer: July 14th, 2015

How do I support someone I love when they go to rehab?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: April 29th, 2015

Do interventions help?

Answers: 12 | Last Answer: April 11th, 2015

How do I cope outside of rehab?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: January 2nd, 2015

Are there others out there who have managed to stop completely?

Answers: 9 | Last Answer: January 1st, 2015

How do I come clean to someone new about old substance abuse?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

Can i join online therapist membership through Pay Pal?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970

How can I tell my doctor about my drug use while pregnant?

Answers: 0 | Last Answer: January 1st, 1970