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Dear Person struggling with an Addiction:
Hello. I am a substance abuse and addiction treatment provider and I wanted to get a message to you. This message has both bad news and good news, so I do hope you continue reading. 784 more words
A recurring theme I encounter in my waking life is the reaction to someone using illicit substances. Case in point: Someone pretends NOT to be using cocaine, for example, and then her husband finds the stash in her drawer. 394 more words
One of the most common ways I’ve heard addicts describe their substance of choice, regardless of what it is, is that it is their “best friend.” Last night, I was listening to my son talk about how hard it’s going to be for him when his own best friend leaves for college. 160 more words
Recovery from an addiction requires planning and preparation. Contrary to many people’s mythological hopes, there isn’t a “recovery switch” that someone can flip. Really, conditions for recovery have to be developed and implemented in order for long-term and lasting recovery can take place. 626 more words