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How to get someone back on the wagon when they fall off?when

 How do you steer a person back to recoveery when they completely fall off the wagon?  What if there is A couple that fell off the wagon?

Posted: 02/07/2011 9:02 PM

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They have to want it themselves...if the two are using together it will probably be harder to get them back into treatment because they might be feeding off of each other...have they been to treatment in the past?

Posted: 02/07/2011 9:15 PM

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If they see no reason to change its going to be very hard for them to do so. If no major crisis is occurring and they are using together and having a good time why would they want to change....Sadly sometimes it will take a crisis to steer someone to want to get help or an "intervention."  If its a couple it can be extremely hard if they are using and feeding off each other which is usually the case like Amanda said. I was in a relationship where we were both drunks and we could never be together again. Some times they have to be completly separated to get help and both of them have to want it. Its hard enough for one addict to want recovery let alone two in a relationship.

You say fall off the wagon, is it alcohol? were they part of AA or NA? and are you part of it? There sponsor or members in their fellowship if they were part of one sometimes can help. That part of recovery is a little out of my league along the lines of a 12th step call i believe its referred to sometimes. Others will be on here with better information and you could help us with a little more info.

-Findin

Posted: 02/07/2011 10:33 PM

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Kick them right square in the...........................  Whoopsy.

There's nothing you can do. They have to want it.

Hope that their world crashes down around them soon.

Posted: 02/08/2011 6:16 AM

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Hello, newbie! They were on the wagon before, so they know how to do it. They chose to fall off and no one can get them back on. Support them if they try again. Other than that, the wagon must keep on going.

Posted: 02/08/2011 7:38 AM

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