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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.

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Everybody OK?
Well, it's beastly Hot in SoCal. 150,000 people have descended upon us here in San Diego for ComiCon. Haven't seen any posts here in awhile. So just thought I'd check in!

Posted: 07/25/2014 12:01 AM

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Long time coming, little time left
C, my AD, recently ended up in the ER with an MRSA needle infection, from below her elbow to beyond her shoulder. Her arm was 3 to 4 times the size of normal. I met her in the ER. She told me she was dying. She was right. Without treatment, she was within an hour of passing away. Emergency surgery was done. Her life and her arm were saved. She was discharged three days later. She went right back to using I sent an email to her, asking her for an advance directive: her funeral wishes, organ donation, life support desires, etc. I did this bc I need to be prepared. Her body is wearing out. I saw her today at the funeral of an elderly relative, she said she'd been sober for seven days. The surgery was two weeks ago. I hope she is telling the truth, although I doubt it. She seemed ok today. But five days ago she was so out of it my husband could not understand her over the phone. When he hung up he said he felt he should write her obituary, instead of the one he was writing for his uncle. She still Doesn't have full use of her arm. And I got a MRSA infection in my finger from her or from the hospital, and it has taken two weeks to get my finger back to about 50%. Go figure...

Posted: 07/28/2014 10:07 PM

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