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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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a bad couple weeks

Hello all. On the downward part of the rollercoaster. Ad still doesn't have an addiction prob. Lol. She is In rehab part of prison but she is not like the others in there, she is of course better.my hubby is just tired of it all. My lil one has too much energy do my old sorry butt and i can not keep up. My job is ok i guess. Everything around the house is breaking, co outer, but my ad fell on it last winter do it is on its last leg. Bought a new one. Cars are both having issues, my dryer, and this morning my coffee pot. Trying to stay sane in it all. Ad and i had a talk 3 days ago and she didn't like what i said so she hasn't called me since. Since she hasn't "gotten it" yet should i stop putting mo et on canteen or at least pull back on it to make it worse for her. The prison she is in, not by her telling me, but the conditions are truly deplorable. They went 5 months with no hot water and no ac it gets 100 degrees here. The heat is usually not that great either. I give her 20 a week and her gma gives her 100 a month. I think it's too much. Please help and give asvuce

Posted: 10/25/2014 12:32 PM

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Where there is life, there is hope
My AD has gone to detox. She was worse than I have ever seen her, barely able to stand on her own. This is a testament to the progressive killing nature of this disease. Again, helping her to get funding, as she has no insurance, took every advocacy skill I know, and thirty years in advocacy has given me a good bit of knowledge. She wanted this. She asked me to help. All these years, ten of them, I am different. No begging. No forcing. No cajoling. I, no, we, my husband and I told her: if you want help getting to rehab, let us know. Otherwise leave us alone. And her current beau told her the same thing. As did the friend she sometimes stays with. The only one who did not tell her this was the evil pimp ex bf who of course, bought her H. And regarding that horrible person? I have realized that he is not worth hating, not with condemning, not worth damning. He is evil. Evil is already damned. So I am here again, with a little tiny bit of hope. I am not planning a funeral, which I truly believe I would have been, had she not gone on Friday. I am at rest that I have done all I can. I am powerless over all the facets of her disease. I can only control myself.

Posted: 10/19/2014 8:43 PM

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