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Do you believe that once addicted, always addicted?


Whether alcohol, drugs, gambling or any addiction, when you stop the act of your addiction, does that mean you are cured or is it arrested as long as replaced by something else? Please don't confuse obsession with addiction.

 

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Best Answer Mark Bruno (the clean life) says

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    IDONO 4 years ago

    I am also a recovering alcoholic. I believe I was born with alcoholism but didn't become an alcoholic until I started drinking. So, even though I stopped drinking, I'm still an alcoholic. Diabetics are still diabetics even when dieting.

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    IDONO 4 years ago

    I think your term "cravings" fits perfectly with my word "obsession". I was consumed by the thoughts of how to get my next drink or financing my habit. That was the 24 hr. obsession. Those subside in time. Good response. Thank You.


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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    I'm very glad for your father. I've seen too many sad cases where brain injury had the opposite effect, leaving addiction incurable.


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