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Why Can’t You Just Stop?

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Voices in Recovery

Why Can’t You Just Stop?

This and similar questions are often asked of an addict, stuck in the cycle of active addiction.  I know I have personally heard this sentiment before, and I have heard many others claim to have heard the same.  Unless you have been there, it is hard to answer this question.

Read Deni Carise’s article , where she addresses just that question.  Carise has a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, and she is the chief clinical officer at a leading drug treatment center.  She is also a recovering cocaine addict.  She shares her views on Whitney Houston, cocaine addiction, and the struggle to stop.  She mixes factual information and personal experience to create a great piece about cocaine addiction.

About the Author

Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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