Inspirational Quotes | Quote 252/365
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People are not addicted to alcohol or drugs, they are addicted to escaping reality
For caregivers of addicts, this is a very crucial idea: you will never be able to get off your addiction if you do not address the WHY. You will simply replace one addiction with another. Finding and fixing the reasons for the addiction are as important as the eliminate the drug of choice.
However, remember that addiction is an actual disease, not a lack of will power: neurological paths in the brain get diverted and compromised. If you still believe that the addict simply is not trying hard enough, or is not caring enough, read this amazing book, If You Loved me, You Would Stop by Lisa Frederiksen
And never forget the 3 Cs of recovery: you didn’t cause it, You can’t change it, you can’t control it.