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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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Son blames me for addiction

 My son has been an addict for about 8 years.  He has a beautiful little girl, recently got a good job and my brother was giving him a place to live.  As a mother, I can see no reason for him to think he "has it bad".  However, my brother found him passed out in the bathroom in a puddle of his own vomit after shooting heroine.  When I tried to talk to him, not placing any blame or being condescending, just trying to understand, he tells me that because I had several boyfriends (5 total), in his 25 years, that there was no stability and that it's all my fault he does this.  Do all addicts blame the person that has always been there and done the most to help them?  This is breaking my heart that he thinks I am to blame.

Posted: 10/10/2015 8:08 AM

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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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