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I have a boyfriend who pops pain medications and who is an alcoholic. He can't even step out of the house without a beer in his hand. Also, he has an enlarged liver. He has a lot of anger and rage issues. He is also verbally abusive. He lost his driver's license because of drinking. I've tried helping him the best I could but nothing seems to work. I'm terrified that I'm gonna wake up one morning and find him dead. He refuses to go to rehab to get help. Is there anything I can do to help him??

Ashley - Cedar Rapids


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I have no insurance of any kind and no job. I am in need of help. I want very badly to get off of drugs but I get too sick and end up doing them again. I was in a methadone clinic in Indiana and was clean and doing great and going down on my dose but I was forced to quit because no money to pay for it. That was 6 months ago and I just cannot stop due to it hurting so badly. Is there any place that can help with detox besides the rehab places that dont give anything to help the pain I feel. I dont know what to do anymore and I have never been this depressed or fed up before

melissa vancleave - harrison


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My brother is addicted to smoking and has tried to quit on his own but hasn't been able to. Do you have any programs he can be involved in where he can have help quitting?

ken - hiawatha Ia.


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I have a family member who is 4 months pregnant and smokes marijuana, drinks, and smokes. She is also high risk due to diabetes. She sometimes does not take her meds for diabetes and goes to the doctor. What can happen to the baby and her? If the baby is born with alcohol or marijuana in its system will it be taken from her? Also is there something she can take to help stop smoking and/or drinking?


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Hi I'm writing a paper about underage alcohol abuse and couldnt find any answers to my questions so I figured I'd just go to the source. 1)When someone has their stomach pumped what part of the hospital are they put in?Mental Ward maybe? 2)What do you do with minors once they done having their stomach pumped?Arrested,fined,released? Thank You for your answers they are appreciated.

Evan - Cedar Falls