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Before I met my boyfriend, I really had no idea what drug addiction looked like. I’d never even seen drugs before and had no idea I was in a relationship with an addict. I figured out he was having issues with drinking, but once I started noticing habits, patterns, and problems, I knew something else […]

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Addicted or Just Lonely?

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Many folk consider addiction to be nothing more than a disease or how one is genetically wired. This article is not going to dispute those notions, but it is going to ask you to take another look behind the possible reason people become addicted. Whether those things be cocaine, alcohol, gambling or work, there’s a […]

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Looking for Love in all the Wrong Rehabs

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They call it rehab romance. Just like when the guy next to you with hair plugs starts to look hot.com after your third beer. I met Aaron on day one at Malibu Summer Camp (my cute name for rehab) and was immediately drawn to his piercing blue eyes and horrific stories of heroin and military […]

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You Can’t Be a Little Bit Prego and a Little Bit Alcoholic (Why Moderation Mangement is a Big Fat Lie)

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In my last article I mentioned a popular growing support group for problem drinkers called Moderation Management. This is a behavioral change program and national support group network for people concerned about their drinking and who desire to make positive lifestyle changes. It empowers individuals to accept personal responsibility for choosing and maintaining their own […]

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Addicted or Just Lonely?

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Many folk consider addiction to be nothing more than a disease or how one is genetically wired. This article is not going to dispute those notions, but it is going to ask you to take another look behind the possible reason people become addicted. Whether those things be cocaine, alcohol, gambling or work, there’s a […]

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Malibu Summer Camp

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It makes sense why they admit you to rehab the very second you decide you need it.  Get too much time to think about it and you’ll convince yourself all you need are Tony Robbins’ DVDs. I made my decision to go to treatment on a Thursday, and by Monday, I was fully committed.  I […]

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Before I met my boyfriend, I really had no idea what drug addiction looked like. I’d never even seen drugs before and had no idea I was in a relationship with an addict. I figured out he was having issues with drinking, but once I started noticing habits, patterns, and problems, I knew something else […]

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