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Living With An Addict


What you need to know about Living With An Addict:

  • Rock Bottom: Although popular wisdom tells us that people need to hit a personal rock bottom before deciding to get help, research says otherwise - People who get treatment earlier do better!
  • Enabling: Although we naturally want to help those we love avoid problems, when we make excuses and cover for the behaviors of addiction, we make it much easier for those we love to continue truly hurting themselves.
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Communicating Effectively with Addicts or Alcoholics

The most powerful tool is the truth. Mincing words or walking on eggshells are common mistakes 'affected others' make. Simple, direct, and clear communication gives us our best chance to be heard.

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