Addiction: We’ve All Hurt Enough Already, Haven’t We?

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Waking up in a jail cell with little to no recollection of how you got there really isn’t anyone’s ides of a good time.

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Confession: I Have a Bad Habit that Could Kill Me or Get Me Arrested (& I’ll Bet You’ve Done it Too)

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I know it’s bad, but once you start, it’s a really hard habit to break.

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How to Become a Cocaine Addict

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Andy Bodle tries cocaine for the first time and feels like a winner.

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For Drew Diaz, trouble with alcohol began early.

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How Fathers Can Teach Their Sons about Addiction

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How you can help protect your kids from drug addiction, by telling them why you used.

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A Child of Alcoholics Finds Serenity

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Aaron Brinker changes a family tradition of silence around alcohol abuse, by telling the story of how he also became an alcoholic.

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5 Techniques to Avoid Cravings after Drug Rehab

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After recognizing cravings and their triggers, learn to alleviate the discomfort.

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Why I’m Quitting Drinking in 2013

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I’ve finally realized I’m no longer ‘one of the lads’ but a ‘binge drinking father figure.’

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How to Deal with a Partner who Has an Addiction

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Addiction shatters relationships all the time—and the only way to put them back together is by being there, giving time, and staying positive.

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Confessions of a Recovered Porn Addict

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To prepare myself for writing today I watched some Internet porn.

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What I Learned from 9 Weeks of Sobriety

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Why Mike Nicholson took a self-imposed hiatus from drinking, how his friends responded, and what he learned from the experience.

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Laugh at the Punch

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After four years sober, cracks begin to appear in Erik Christian’s façade of normalcy.

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How Erik Got His Groove Back

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White-knuckling his way through sobriety was burning him out, until Erik Christian returned to his youthful creative passions.

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Your Ideal Day

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Nick Florest concludes his series on addiction with a question: What does your ideal day look like?

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Losing My Religion, Gaining Spirituality

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Brandon Ferdig’s story of getting sober, finding “god”, and relating with his religious family.

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Habits and Contradictions

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Jimmy ValenTime on the habits one forms, being the son of addicts.

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