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Once an Addict, Always an Addict?

on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Voices in Recovery, From Professionals

MyMO surveyed people, regarding the statement, “Once an addict, always an addict,” asking people to explain why they agree or disagree with the statement.  The varied responses were all over the board.  A few responses included:

“A person can go to rehab and come out clean and stay clean.”

“No matter if you get help or anything, the want is always going to be there and anything could trigger that feeling.”

“Addiction is something you are born with.”

“People can change and get a second chance.”

“Once you’re addicted, you can never stop.”

“You can always get yourself help and if you really want to stop with drugs you can always gain control and stop.”

“People can always change even in the most dire situation.”

“Anything is possible with God.”

“People can’t quit.  It is very hard.”

“Rehab and counseling can help people overcome the bad choices they have made in life.”

“Yes, but that doesn’t mean it is impossible for someone with a drug or alcohol addiction to stop drinking and doing drugs.  It just means that they will never be able to use these substances again casually without falling back into their addiction.”

Read all the published responses here. 

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