I gave my collection to my psuedo son in law but he is still a junkie/alcoholic

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ottorank56

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Oct 4, 2015
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I gave almost my whole collection to my pseudo son in law and had hopes he would take up pipemaking, but it did not turn him around the least. He still does drugs/alcohol and does not even empty his pipes nor clean them. I feel I squandered my beloved briars on an incorrigble junkie/alcoholic.

 

moses

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That is a heavy first post, man. Welcome to the forums and sorry about your son in law's negligence and apparent self destructiveness.

 

sablebrush52

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Why would giving your collection have any effect on addressing your son-in-law's addiction? What does one thing have to do with the other?

 

georged

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October 4th, 2015... pipesmagazine officially becomes a grocery store checkout-line tabloid. :lol:

 

cobguy

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Welcome to the forum.
If you want to change someone's behavior, it will take a lot of time, understanding and love. Giving them another vice is no replacement for direct involvement. Best wishes to both of you.

 

haroldt

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Welcome to the forum. I must say I agree with what some have said. I'd look to get them back and enjoy them yourself. Of course I'd clean 'em up and use a lot of alcohol... rubbing alcohol that is.
More importantly is your daughter. Is this a relationship she needs to be in/out?

 

warren

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Sep 13, 2013
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Brilliant! Give him something he may be able to sell to support his habit.
My cynicism may be in over-drive, I'm not sure I buy into the post.

 

zack24

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It's either a tragic story of epic proportions....or a post by a warty, humpback creature often found lurking under bridges....

 

tbradsim1

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Jan 14, 2012
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For someone's first Post that is so personal, you're either a Fruad or very Stupid, maybe both..

 

tobyducote

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Interesting first post..what would give you any indication that giving him your pipes would take him from a substance abuse addiction and make him want to start carving pipes? It doesn't make any sense to me...here "drug addict" here are some pipes...oh thank you..now I'm going to start making pipes....nope I don't buy it...

 

easterntraveler

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Dec 29, 2012
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Not to be a dick, but technically you would have to convince him to give them back to you. You said yourself you gave them to him. They are his. That sucks but I have to agree with others why would you give him something worth value if you know he has a problem? Last, my prayers for you and your family. Having a family member with an addiction like that sucks.

 

mso489

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Maybe family counseling could help, or a minister or priest to get help started, and/or rehabilitation for this son-in-law. Pipesmagazine Forum can't help you with this. We can all stand around and shake our heads, but so what? Nonetheless, welcome to Forums. If you'd like to chat about pipes, tobaccos, and related subjects, we're here.

 

gloucesterman

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Jan 4, 2015
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I'm not sure I understand the logic of giving a substance abuser another habit. It doesn't seem like a well thought out strategy. Sorry about your pipes but I really must question the reasoning behind your actions. Sounds more like you're hoping for a miracle. But MSO is right, this isn't the place to find help. You need to be talking to professionals.