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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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Another break.
Hello friends, While trying to get to the bathroom, I fell off stairs and broke my leg. The pain is unbelievable. Much worse are the crutches. I have no upper body strength and almost fell. I will be getting a wheelchair today. I may need surgery. Bad break. Asking for your support and advise, prayers. Thanks to all of you.

Posted: 11/22/2014 11:21 AM

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I've mentioned before that my son has been working as a full-time employee with benefits since September 2013 (before that he'd been a temp at the same place for a year). Today he found out that he's getting a bonus, a raise, and a step-promotion. Later, his boss asked to speak to him, and his reaction was still "what have I done wrong?" Instead of knocking him, his boss him asked to do a class on something or other technical in video game QA for the other guys in his department. This is the first seriously superlative news he's ever had - outstripping moving to permanent from temporary a year ago. Otherwise, it's been pretty dismal for him since he turned ten years old and began smoking marijuana. Obviously, he was secretive; I was not THAT negligent a mother. I have to admit, it never crossed my mind that that particular problem would crop up until he was in high school. I though he had ADHD and auditory processing and that was a sufficient diagnosis. We were in therapy from the time he was eight. Anyway, this is a long way of introducing my fears that he will use the money from the bonus not to make himself independent of family handouts but on drugs. He's been incrementally improving in many ways since he got his insulin pump, but SO SLOWLY. I think now he will take giant steps backwards or giant steps forward. I wish I could get a guarantee that nothing bad will ever happen again...

Posted: 11/25/2014 9:04 PM

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