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Reasons Why Addiction is a Disease NOT a Choice

It can often seem as though addiction is a choice that people make. After all, didn’t they choose to do the substance or behavior that they’re now addicted to? Aren’t they choosing to continue using? But this is a simple … Continue reading

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Can a Gambling Addict Ever Bet Responsibly?

A gambling addict, also known as a pathological gambler, compulsive gambler or gambling disorder—is an impulse-control disorder. If you’re a compulsive gambler, you can’t control the impulse to gamble, even when it has negative consequences for you or your loved … Continue reading

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5 Things You May Not Know About Alateen

If you are a teen who has been affected by a family member’s alcoholism, there is a support group just for you. Alateen is a part of Al-Anon, and is specifically designed to meet the needs of teenagers between the … Continue reading

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Are You Addicted to an Addict?

Loving an addict hurts. You spend your days (and nights) struggling to find ways to help them. In the process, you are shoved deeper and deeper into the depths of their addiction. Just because you don’t pick up their habit doesn’t … Continue reading

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