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There is help. Mefi win.

Buried deep in the Bill Zeller obit thread is this (new?) gem from the Mefi Wiki: There is Help. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Jan 18, 2011 - 25 comments

Aggregate the alcohol advice, please. Thank you?

Which is the best thread/comment related to depression alcoholism on AskMe? [more inside]
posted by christhelongtimelurker on Feb 26, 2009 - 33 comments

Chatfilter is bad

Chatty open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of Ask Metafilter. Questions with no problem to be solved or where the problem is some variant of "I'm curious if other people feel like I do"
posted by prostyle on Sep 29, 2006 - 21 comments

Meta-Ask: Define Rock Bottom Addiction

meta-ask: Are there any scientific studies suggesting the need for addicted people to "hit rock bottom" before getting better?

I've noticed in a lot of AskMe threads dealing with addiction in a loved-one that people say that the addicted person needs to hit "rock bottom" before they can start to get better. Now obviously in retrospect every former addict will have some low point that they can look back on as their lowest, but often the advice given also states that people should avoid helping their loved-one, in a sort of effort to accelerate their decent, like the quicker they hit the bottom the quicker they can get better.

I'm just wondering, why do people think this is true? Are there any studies that actually state this? It seems like a really important thing to be just guessing about.

posted by delmoi on Dec 18, 2005 - 38 comments

MeFi and MeTa: booze-fueled commentary?

More than any other community weblog, MetaFilter and MetaTalk are associated with drunkenness and even alcoholism. This is an honest question: do most members here drink more than others/they ought to/than what's good for them? Is it OK to post while drunk, unless you really foul up? Is it considered funny or something? Why are there (comparatively) few other drugs extolled here? In sum, is MeFi quickly becoming MeFried?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Mar 21, 2004 - 94 comments

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