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My first memory is not a happy one. And that single moment set the tone and trajectory of my entire life. Everything from my personality type to my ‘winning strategy’ to the types of relationships I’ve chosen, as well as how I’m able and unable to show up inside of them. One. Single. Moment. I’ve...
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My addiction was quiet. Most of my family didn’t know, and still don’t, about my issues with drugs. Many very close friends of mine don’t know the full story. I didn’t go to treatment, and I didn’t overdose — I struggled internally. In reality, not every addict’s story is a big saga; some are short stories. With...
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One of the most difficult tasks in recovery from drugs and alcohol was learning how to accept my past I often look back at who I was before, during and after our addiction. Throughout my active drinking and using I said and did things to family, friends and loved ones that I would have never done otherwise. Recovery...
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How to stop being an enabler
As the loved one or friend of a user, it can be challenging to support them without falling into enabling them. An enabler, in a general sense, can be a friend, loved one, child, sibling, romantic partner, or anyone who has a relationship with an addict. When the addicted individual lacks control over their problem,...
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