Posted by TJO on July 27, 2003, at 13:19:14
In reply to Addiction is irrational, posted by HenryO on July 27, 2003, at 3:54:10
I agree that her situation is critical. I think it is possible although not likely that its just the booze and drugs making her act like that. I still think she needs a good consult with a psychiatrist to rule in or out any mental illness. Do you think she is cabable of limiting or stopping the alcohol or pills by herself? Possibly after a long chat with a caring friend or family member? Or do you think she needs the help of some addiction professionals? There are people who specialize in working with MICA (mentally ill, chemically addicted) patients. My local hospital has a MICA unit in with the psych wing. Does yours? It could be a place to start if she isn't cabable of helping herself at this point. Has she ever been to a rehab? Or signed herself in to a hospital for treatment?