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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Supportive addiction articles

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Those of us that love an addict, or are in love with an addict have a special need that goes beyond just being told what to do and what not to do. We need to believe that addiction can be won. We need to believe our addict can be saved, can be brought back..and these articles are selected to reassure you, that yes, in fact, they can. Don't give up. Read on...

There is hope for addiction
Before you read anything else on this site I want you to know there is hope. I would never tell you this unless I knew it with all of my heart, and I have experienced both the devastation of addiction, and the empowerment of seeing the disease conquered.Addiction can be fought and won. It is a possible and it happens every day. The commitment to the recovery is what is key. If you have found yourself here to find help, support and answers for what to do, you need to know there are many going through what you are going through and many have given up too soon, and/or the addict was not committed to the recovery that has to take place.
Read more about why I know There is hope for addiction

Finding support and overcoming the shame
Lets face it, there are support groups everywhere. Some ~ you have to attend to physically, at other times you rally your support in the form of friends and relatives. It's still a lonely existence. Friends and family, hopefully can offer some support but more often than not, they will not understand. No doubt you will be told to seek guidance from a wide variety of outlets and its great for some, but not a perfect fit for others. The best place to find support is from those who have gone through it, lived the nightmare and come out on the other side in one piece. Read on to find out about Finding support and overcoming the shame here.

There is light at the end of the tunnel
Before I go further into the blog of The Addicted Family, let me first say to those here seeking support. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but a lot is going to depend on you, your resolve. Also know that what you define as light now, may change later on. Many times, the light may be about how you are going to be happy, even if your addict never recovers.  I know that sounds simple, perhaps too simple, and I wouldn't even utter these words if I did not know for a fact that this is true. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Continue There is light at the end of the tunnel.

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