Addictions

I worked in the addiction field for over 24 years. In those years I learned a lot about people and the many problems they face.

Let me say first that addiction is not a respecter of gender, race, class, sexual orientation, economic status, etc. It effects people of all lifestyles and cultures.

Addiction in all its forms (gambling, alcohol, drugs, etc. (See link from ASAM: http://www.asam.org/quality-practice/definition-of-addiction#.WPV5KN_9CnU.link) can and will kill those who struggle with it emotionally, spiritually and physically. But there is a way out.

I’m going to write something in a few minutes that will probably seem very simplistic because it is very simple. Wait for it…if you don’t pick up the substance or thing you are addicted to eventually with the proper help from a skilled counselor, the thirst and the obsession will leave you. Of course this will ONLY work when the person who is addicted is ready to surrender and stop the behavior. No one can be ready for the person who is struggling with addiction. You can’t take their place. They must decide themselves.

Below you will find a few helpful links:

Alcoholics Anonymous

http://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/alcoholics-anonymous

Al Anon

http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/

Gamblers Anonymous

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/

Treatment Locator

https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

If you have any questions or if you want to chat, please don’t hesitate to send me a private email. I will be writing more on this topic in the months to come.

Peace & Blessings,

Bjc➕, 4.18.17

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