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Procrastination

Discussion in 'Helping an Addicted Loved One' started by Rainman, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Rainman

    Rainman Community Champion

    Many addicts live in denial. They dare not admit that they have a problem.

    "I can quit any time I want."

    That's the assurance they give those who talk to them about their concerns. But challenge them to quit and they'll say they'll quit tomorrow. Or next week. Someone who believes they'll stop using a drug at some indefinite time in future probably has no intention of fighting their addictions [because they don't realize they have a problem].

    Are there ways you can convince such a person to take action immediately or is it impossible?
  2. GabinoTapia

    GabinoTapia Active Contributor

    It may be very hard to convince a person to quit. I think that the best thing you can do is get the person some professional help. Sticking to your loved one can really help and let them know that you are there for them and that you will not leave them. If they do quit, you have to be there for them because what will come after could be harder.