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What if the adicted person is 3000 miles away but you

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what if the adicted person is 3000 miles away but you suspect they are on drugs and seem to push family members away by arguing and creating scenes when they are together with family.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Camille-Mod replied 5 years ago.

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Expert:  Suzanne replied 5 years ago.

Thanks for bringing your question to JustAnswer.

It is entirely possible that the person is trying to keep the family at a distance so as to keep the drug use a secret.

It sounds as if you have tried to communicate with the person and suggest they have treatment. Very few people will receive suggestions that there is something deeper wrong with them willingly. One thing that people who have alcoholism or addiction in their family come to learn is that trying to convince the person to get help rarely works. The pull of the addiction makes them unable to hear the concern of others.

Usually the only thing that finally gets someone into treatment is when the consequences of their behavior affect their live enough that they can no longer ignore it.

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