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My Advice Being a Sober Dad to a Recovering Addict

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My Advice Being a Sober Dad to a Recovering Addict

I've done a lot of mom articles on SubstanceForYou.com. I've gotten some from my mom, other mom's I know who's children are still struggling or even mother's who have lost their son's. But what I know holds truest to this epidemic is that addiction doesn't effect just moms. It effects dads too. And I know my dad is a very smart man, but part of me felt he just didn't get this whole recovery thing, because at first he would say things that didn't quite make sense to me, at all. But as we grew together we recovered together, too....

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8 Reasons Why I Chose Recovery

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8 Reasons Why I Chose Recovery

8 Reasons Why I Chose Recovery The addict lifestyle isn’t a glamorous one. Most people who’ve struggled with addiction know, things can get pretty ugly. Living conditions are often less than favorable and living in my head was even worst. The self-esteem issues from being an addict alone were hard to bare add to that ...

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Loss in Active Addiction and Early Recovery

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Loss in Active Addiction and Early Recovery

“No matter how hard I try—even when I’m up—I feel like somehow I’m losing someone.  There’s too much loss.“ -Anonymous Recovering Veteran-Close friend-Hero With my extensive time in the addiction and recovery field I’ve come across many and lost more than I can count. There are many feelings that go around. There is a lot ...

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