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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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fresh track marks?
I have a question regarding track marks My bf was using about 3 months ago, he seems to be clean now but last night I noticed on his forearm - about 5 different spots - the best way that I can explain how they looked is like mosquito bites that had been scratched and have the white like it's peeling. I know that these are track marks but my question is are they fresh track marks? I can feel the skin raised, not sure if that's from scarring or not. I didn't notice any bruising around those spots but farther up on his arm (towards the inside of his elbow) there are dark spots - doesn't really look like bruising - more red. Can someone tell me if these are fresh or if it's healing and normal for someone who is approx 3 months sober from heroin use. I haven't noticed his usual signs, he's been eating good, sleeping good, good attitude, he used to use in the basement bathroom and he would be there for hours but hasn't done that either. Unfortunately, the question always remains in the back of my head but I've been trying to look at the concrete evidence and not my fear of his relapse taking over. I'm hopeful that these are just healing and he picks at them and not fresh but I don't know how to tell. Please

Posted: 05/22/2015 5:52 AM

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It's great to be wrong
My son has been staying at his girlfriend's. So I was very surprised to wake up Sunday morning to find him home in his room. After he woke up, he went to his car. I assumed the worst and figured he was getting drugs out of his car and was going to use. He knows not to keep drugs in the house. I was very surprised when he came back in the house with my Mother's Day card and gift. It was the most beautiful handwritten note that I have ever read. It is indeed great to be wrong sometimes!

Posted: 05/11/2015 8:59 PM

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