Addiction is tough to understand because it is not a logical disease. The selfishness, the repeated mistakes despite devastating consequences – none of it makes sense, not even to the person living it. The more you know about what drives an addict’s choices, the better situated you will be to help your loved one. Truths about the addict in your life include knowing that addiction is a treatable disease, and the person that you love is still in there. You also need to know that while you can’t cure your loved one’s addiction, you can facilitate their recovery. The addict in your life needs your support and encouragement.
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