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LibertineLover Tue 26-Feb-13 09:16:29

Hi there,
This has been asked before (not by me) so apologies if it's been asked more than once, but I'm at a loss as to why you can't provide an addictions topic on a site that is to support Parents?

There has been a thing on TV about pain killer addictions, brave babes battle bus is in relationships, people are dependent on anti-depressents, prescription drugs, as well as hard drugs, and of course alcohol.

The answer from you guys I read last time, was condescending at best.

With such a massive problem, why doesn't it have it's own topic?

LibertineLover Tue 26-Feb-13 11:19:43

And smoking!!! (shameless bump!)

dothraki Tue 26-Feb-13 11:23:30

Libertine I think that is a very good idea smile
Maybe a few rude words would set off the klaxons grin

LibertineLover Tue 26-Feb-13 11:28:53


ahem....... Can we have a fucking cunty addictions topic puleeeeeaaaase MNHQ???

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 26-Feb-13 12:13:28

<runs in with Anti-Swears spray>

Thanks for this - in general we would hope that our General Health topic would give space for these sorts of threads, but we will have a think.

LibertineLover Tue 26-Feb-13 12:15:10

yes, please do, I know from personal experience how helpful support can be day to day, and there's a lot of people on here with lots of problems, thanks.

dothraki Tue 26-Feb-13 12:39:12

Well done Libers !!!

TitHead Tue 26-Feb-13 12:43:34

That's a great idea. I have a brother with addiction issues and it would be great to chat and vent etc to people going through similar.

LibertineLover Tue 26-Feb-13 12:49:39

Definitely, and like the rest of MN, there's always an expert on here, who could help countless people, the whole family is affected by one persons problems, and I don't honestly think 'general health' would be a place people would feel comfortable enough to kick it off.

dothraki Tue 26-Feb-13 13:04:39

Or at least someone who thinks their an expert grin

LibertineLover Tue 26-Feb-13 13:50:18

Yes! An MN expert smile

dothraki Tue 26-Feb-13 14:32:22

Now you need to come up with a good name for it - Noelheadbands has just come up with Karkers Corner for an Obituary Section
<waits anxiously for smart response>

LibertineLover Tue 26-Feb-13 16:11:21

Addicts Annex? I really don't think they'll give us one, and it really makes me wonder why, think there's a knitters corner or something, skiiers topic, Christmas has it's own topic ffs, but a massive problem, that affects millions, is not worthy? don't get it.

dothraki Tue 26-Feb-13 16:22:45

Well we could just keep this thread going until they get mighty sick of it.
Or maybe its a government plot - they are worried about lost revenue if mnhq don't get the regular supplies of gin grin

LibertineLover Tue 26-Feb-13 16:25:13

yes, government, it'll be them!! I like gin (bit too much?) but I see people on random threads discussing childrens addictions, or family members, and think it's crazy we don't have any place for that, the battle bus (which is HUGE, and that I am on!!) is in relationships, how can that be right? There is a demand where's the supply?!

cheers dothraki for helping me be a pain in MNHQs arse!! grin

dothraki Tue 26-Feb-13 16:31:26

Thats OK I quite enjoy being a pain in the arse
<here - have a glass of sloe gin left over from Christmas>

LibertineLover Tue 26-Feb-13 16:32:39

Mmmm sloe gin, lovely ta, think they'll ever come back with an answer? or just leave us to drink ourselves to death?!

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