Addiction is not a Moral Issue

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Shame, Guilt and Remorse Accompany Addiction   You fed your addiction and now you’re feeling the shame, remorse, and guilt. It might be just the fact that you drank or used again last night. You’ve been trying to quit but the temptation was too much for you to withstand. Or maybe you did something that you really regret: You “drank and dialed,” spent money you couldn’t afford to, or need to apologize to people for whatever you did. The fact that you don’t even remember how you got home or you had to look out the window to see how your car is parked – or if it’s even there, makes things even worse! You’re mortified. Whatever it was that happened, you lost control and now you’re beating yourself up. Despite what you may believe, addiction is not a moral…

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Hiding Drinking

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Hiding Drinking – Sign of a Real Problem Many people struggling with addiction think that if they’re hiding drinking , they’re hiding their addiction. Stashes of alcohol Are you someone who hides alcohol? Do you have a bottle stashed behind the laundry soap or the cereal on the top shelf? Or perhaps you keep a flask behind the tools in the garage or shed. Maybe there are some nips in the bottom drawer of your desk at work or in your purse. We’ve heard of many ingenious methods of hiding your drinking – and maybe we even tried some of them ourselves. Do you drink alone? You mentally check out when you’re with your friends or family, because you can’t wait be alone to drink like you want to. You find yourself doing a lot of laundry or tinkering in the…

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