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Addiction Feeds On Pain And Negativity.

We’ve all experienced pain and had negative thoughts. But some of us don’t cope well with pain due to a disordered brain chemistry. For people struggling with addiction emotional pain can turn toxic, becoming dangerous, mood-altering self-pity. Self-pity is an excessive, self-absorbed unhappiness over one’s own troubles. It often goes hand-in-hand with substance abuse. Addiction is
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Identifying your role in Addictive Relationships.

When recovering from addiction, either yours or a loved one’s, it’s important to identify roles. Addiction, like cancer, needs a certain environment to thrive in. Whether it’s genetic, environmental or both, this disease affects all in its path. But no one is more affected than the addicted person’s family. Long before this illness is identified,
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Am I A Drug Addict?

It was late afternoon and almost dark. I felt sick and empty inside as I threw my crack pipe off the third floor balcony. The pipe hit the privacy fence with a loud thud. Taking a mental snapshot, I spun on my heels and glared at my partner. “Are you happy now?” My partner had
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Dave’s Story.

Meet my husband Dave. He wishes you a safe and sober Christmas and wants you to know if he can do it, you can too. Dave’s story. When I first met Dave he was bent over a pool table with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. He squinted down the table, yelled ‘bank’ and
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