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AskanAddict.com is intended to provide addiction support and advice in a non-judgmental way so that the addict or anyone else that's been affected by an addict will know there are many who understand and eliminate the feeling of being alone. Ask an Addict knows it may be hard to talk with family and friends as many times they just don’t understand. Many have fractured those important relationships in life during active addiction. When it comes to seeking information, likeness, and establishing a strong recovery program who better to ask then someone who has been there! At Ask an Addict we listen and learn, together. Whether your an addict, a recovering addict or have been affected by an addict, we all have that common denominator of addiction.

If I had to use one word to describe our members, it would be the word compassion. (sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it)

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Old or new hollow pen

I found a hollow pen the other day with brown resin in it.  It smells.  My son is a heroin addict and visited 2 years ago and again last month. Is there any way to determine how old this is?

Posted: 04/01/2017 10:31 AM

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It is Christmas Eve

I remember vividly the Christmas season during my addiction. None of it seem to matter, but there were flashes of kindness and community.  We all heard about a Cdinner put on by some church especially for the homeless. Somebody took me along. We ate home cooked food, served to us by women from the church.  We received a gift bag with socks and ginger bread. We did not look up from our plates .   We held hands around the rtable during the prayer, but that was almost too much for me. Too much closeness;  too much kindness.  I had to leave.  So did most of the addicts.
I realize now what caused my illness:  feeling too much.  Too much shame, too much guilt, too much empathy for others.  I could never turn it off.  Morphine put a warm blanket over my pain.  It took me years to find the reason to shake off that blanket.  Like my father always said:  what does not kil you,makes you stronger.

Merry Christmas and peace on Earth!


Posted: 12/24/2016 9:10 AM

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