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Can a drug addict survive a recovery beings they have been doing this for 20+ years?
There is no reason for an addict not to survive recovery no matter how long they have been addicted. Persons who are physically addicted to alcohol or other depressant drugs may not suvive abrupt cessation of use, but if they are gradually withdrawn, there is no reason for them not to survive recovery. Beyond simply surviving, recovery is always possible regardless of how long a person has been addicted. In fact. most addicts do recoverin later life if they didn't when younger, although some do remain addicted into old age.
There is always hope for addicts that need it. Look at it this way" There is no where to go but up!" I was a heavy heroin/cocaine user for 15 years and got turned around very successfully.
by Jennifer Bart5 years ago
In AA they say a recovering addict can never use again I am in recovery myself and personally I agree with the 12 steps but I wanted to hear from you do you think once an addict always an addict.
by Kelly Umphenour7 years ago
Hi - my name is RealHousewife, I am an addict. I have been using hub now for 15 days .....Do I need help? Is there a support group?
by cosette8 years ago
hello.my name is <removed at user's request> and i am the child of an addict. specifically, an alcohol abuser. perhaps you have read my hub about it. if not, do take time and check it out. it is interesting...
by India Arnold5 years ago
How can a recovering addict help his/her family through their own recovery?
by Friendlyword6 years ago
What should you do with drug addicts that rob their own Mothers? That leave their children alone to buy crack? Blow up their wife and child in a Meth lab? Maybe it's happening so often, we no longer think...
by IDONO4 years ago
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...
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