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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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Moving forward after a felony
My AD is in recovery and attending college for the treatment of substance abuse. One of the requirements is for her to do an internship. As she is a convicted felon, she is having a hard time finding an establishment who will accept her, and will not be able to graduate without the internship. She getting discouraged. My question: is it up to the college to accommodate her (e.g., in lieu of the internship, offer her another alternative). Also, does anyone have any suggestions as to facilities she may seek an internship. Thank you.

Posted: 02/27/2015 4:33 PM

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It's a family Affair

We were at a funeral service for my former MIL.  My former husband, father of my children, recovering alcoholi ( over 20 years sober) was there, and so was his younger  brother, active alcoholic. We ( brother-in-law and I)had not seen each other for many years, although we live withing 5 miles.  It took me only 5 minyes and we were talking about alcohol, AA, where he was going with his life.  And wouldn't you know it, I was riight back in the groove:  the co-dependant, must -save-this- drunk's -life through- confrontation  *****.  It was as easy as falling off a log.

All I can do now is shake my head in disbelief. Is it really that easy?  It is for me.   Don't leave me alone with any addict.  I will try to fix them, right then and there.


Posted: 02/25/2015 7:51 PM

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