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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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Worried Mom

 My eleven year old son came back from a weekend at his dad's and his bag of clothes smell funny.  First let me make this clear, in no way do I think my son is abusing substances.  His dad has a new girlfriend that moved in resently.  His bag absolutely reeked I had to rewash all his clothes and left the bag outside. Everything had this sweet sickly smell to it. Any ideas on what this could be or what I should do about it.  I know they smoke cigarettes but it doesn't smell like that. I also noticed the sweet smell in their car when they picked him up. I am worried that it might not be safe for him over there. I don't want to keep him from his dad. I just want to make sure he is safe. Thanks.

Posted: 03/02/2015 7:05 AM

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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.

Anna

Posted: 02/25/2015 7:51 PM

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