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Old 10-23-2018, 04:38 PM
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Seems like nothing is great these days. My nephew (the drug addict if you recall) who's been sober and doing amazing the last 10 months has relapsed. Car accident yesterday, overdosed today and still in hospital. My poor sister. She's just about given up. Her heart is broken and devastated. Why would he choose to use again? He was SOBER when he made that decision. Why??


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Old 10-23-2018, 04:44 PM
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I'm sorry you have such a heavy burden ((mom23kids))
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Old 10-23-2018, 04:56 PM
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I am so sorry. Addiction is hard and confusing. Youíre family is in my prayers.

Iím not sure if Iíve talked about it much on here, but my best friend is a former addict with seven years clean and sober. Not too long I asked her why so many addicts never make it a year into sobriety without relapsing. She told me, based on her experience, that itís because they just donít know how to deal with stress without their drug of choice. Even normal positive things can be so stressful that they donít know how to cope. Even as recently as last week she sent me a very candid text about her desire to out and get loaded because of stress.

I know this isnít any real form of comfort. My heart aches for you and your family. Addiction is ugly and horrible. Peace, peace to you in this storm.
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:43 PM
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I am so sorry. My guess is that he would use again because he had a craving he felt he couldn't control, or he has a mental illness (very likely). If so, when they are un-medicated and they feel depressed, extremely anxious or out of control they probably feel its the only option.

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Sorry about your nephew.
Old 10-24-2018, 10:47 AM
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It has to be a miserable situation for your sister especially. My heart goes out to her and you.
I can somewhat understand why an addict might succumb to the same or similar drugs again. It's a constant battle for them and they still have many of the same issues which caused the original problem to happen. I hope he will be able to get the help he needs to overcome this current setback and get his life back on track again soon.
Hang in there!


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Old 10-25-2018, 05:44 PM
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Addiction sucks.
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