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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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Well that didn't last long..
I posted several days ago that my son was going into a 180 day Salvation Army rehab/work program. I heard from him when he got there and wished him success and told him I believed he could change his life in such a program. It is long enough & comprehensive enough. He got there about 3 days ago. I got this message today: "well you were right about that not working out." So he already left or got kicked out. And, he's still trying to hang it on me..I said no such thing about it not working out. I heard he's frantically trying to get a ride and he's trying to get back here. This program was a clean, safe place with a bed, food & clothing. If he is so desperate on the streets why would he leave to go back there? My 180 day respite and peace of mind for my daughter's wedding just flew out the window..

Posted: 10/08/2015 8:36 PM

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How I spent Friday night.....

I went to hear a speaker, Tim Hilton with Bradford Health Services, Friday night.  He gave a very compelling talk about the addicted brain, showed how it is indeed a disease, and was able to explain why it is so hard to "just quit".  I would encourage you to look him up and see if he is speaking in your area.  For the family and friends who struggle to understand addiction, this is a great place to start.

Posted: 10/04/2015 10:04 AM

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