One of the Most Common Lies We Fall For
Almost all of us will raise our hands when asked if we secretly (kinda, sorta) blame ourselves for their addiction so let's set the record straight
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Your loved one might struggle with addiction.
But have you ever wondered why?
Why do they want to continue to get drunk or high when it comes at such a devastating price?
Most people suffering from addiction are great people with loads of potential. They can be charming, funny, brilliant, and kind.
So what makes someone ruin their lives and hurt the ones they love?
Were they born with a genetic predisposition?
Is addiction caused by a traumatic childhood?
Is there an undiagnosed mental illness?
Or is it your worst fear...
Do you secretly believe it’s your fault they are drinking or using drugs?
Some people might think that's a crazy question. Why would we blame ourselves for something they are choosing?
But you and I know this disease is very manipulative and will try to accuse us of all sorts of things that are not our fault.
Addiction is like a third party in our relationship. It's a bully and a liar and will mess with our heads.
So, today, I want to take on addiction and set the record straight because you are a kind and loving person who shouldn't blame yourself for this mess.
Here's the truth:
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