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Addictions What They Are - Why They Happen - How to Help

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ADDICTIONS I t What they are - Why they happen- How to help bv LIZ HODGKINSON THORSONS PUBLISHING GROUP atellingborough, Norchampconshire Rochester, Vermont 2Q6p4,3722;
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FirSC "'uCilsf.eC ,9Y{7 eccnd !mprasion '.98' 1 = LIZ HODGKI`SOti 1986 .til nghrs resercrd. No parr of rhu book may be reproduced or ur:lized ;n lns• form or bvznr mearu. elecrronrc or mechatical, including phorocop-rng, recording or by any rnformaaon srongc and reaties-jl sssrem. wirhour permission in wnung from the Publ sher. Btituh Libnrv Caralogutng in Pubfication Dan Hodgkinson, Liz Addicnons: what they are - whv thev hzppen - how to help. 1. •klcoholism 2. Drug abtues l. Title 362.2'9 HV5035 I5B` 0-'225•1246-5 Pruued and bound in Great Britain 2060437224
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PART ONE i. 1111I11 Thit mIlen•d nmy I'e ywle,IeJ hY ayry"ghl laa lhllC 11 U S. Code). WHAT ARE ADD[CI'IONS? Who Becomes an Addict? II n/me Ihal nnsl o( the people wlw have a gu al gam6lIrg, /x wln tasle alcuhcA, will nerer becorne sn Irxiked Uul their vcry hcahh and suwy k dunlcrrJ by Urctr dcpemkncy flul the uwh Is atsu Ihar anyune can become an ar4Lei. MkYnk>w an, ard dn, alfecy renple (mrn all sex'lal clauxs, of aU Ucgrees o( kucl6genc'e, and a/ all pmleatMoul Inek- Rxby, a heniln aJcLcY k0w as lilrly n annc fnm dr uqrcr ldrkwn o( Urc akuxnry 1s (nxn a xlum IcnrmcnM. An akuhulk may hc a hlµldyyuall/kd pnr(cc.iixuJ pcrsr.r cr an uncmpkryahlc nrcnul JckcUVew lArc ol Ux- sarkksl cases rr( ak'rrlxrUSm I have crwuumrreJ was In a m.u whn IuJ bcen tlx- ireaUnuuer of a Ivgc amrprhcnslve xixwd lhnxgh his arklkvun, hc cvcoually htt-arnc a kunrlcsa Iranp In fxt, nuny u( Ihe tnmps rhal rwre sees sln/llkg alxrul Ule surcns were e.re quitlc res{>n'dilc men About clRMccn rrtlUk.r prna/ptkrrs ve wrklcn oul every year in this cow>try kx IruxrylWars. 7Mne who take Urm may he IkrMcwlvcs who ruwx cupe with a xrmkgly rnn.dngk:s ariunrx ard whu havc iMlflcaky In AlsYrg Urcir ixxna, ur luglr 11yug "reer wrxncn who apprs p have evcrylhirg grirg hx Ucm; rx /hry may Ix- mcn havMy l1oarc rmublc at wwk A gunlrlkg adrYcy nuy hc someone who " Ihnwµh scvcral Uxxcsyd prxmd+ a nlgM In May6k caskros. or an ukl lxly wlxr uscs nculy all of hcr pcnskn 1111101" n go n hkypr Wlrrr an xkllakn Ls c.mmoeQ Ihen-is no dlkrence bnwmr Ure nun whu uiea kr Jairle hh rkde mcxry, ard Ure smxxxh clup In Ure Urcy k>trpcr anJ uLLt wlxi Iwls largc swns rxr Ixxscs al fic ParyA Enrklsu/c at AsaM. In Its slrnpksl Icrms, arl aJJk7Wn scls In whcn, sunx-.vlxrc aMxg Ur 4ne, we 6hn tu like a{nnk'uur x Ilvky rorxc Uon wc
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Il AIIIInl111NS wlMdd usually AI k-ie, we IKµin Iu like IIK cffccl il gives us In au m/cuqM tu susuin dlal feeltng uf well IKiugI wr kcep taking III like SIItY.Na1kY, lK (MIISllllll(ItK x1lVily IfrkNC I/M1K We IpVR k.n KJ lu enjl ry Ilrrady, ln cnnK lu lklrnd nn, /he suK llf rui1M1 IIIII KMIIIS. IIKII, SWMICr or I]Kr, wI11M1111 LLS MMICiIg, we fi1M1 we x lually can'1 Ju widMlul 11. kM aa slnukcrs lkMi I xtiuilly ILLe smlltilyf vrry much- IIKy lutc .IworliuK nrMxy un cigarcttcs, hale /lle snctl, anJ Jicllkc tlKir i+htnys being c.MUinuMdy (uM nf qwk. 71Ky aiw lulc dK rk7KlM1[nty Ihal nnkrs IIIem teRlh[d 0(n111r11/grM11 nt /lp1[YIGS. 1 k/wner, the plcawles Jcr(vod wW W xYu.Jly kJuWgac unMg rrll Mgh r//wcrn nK aA IIKSC unaelhctk x.IlnwekrMrK asfxtts tinM Iklrg is 1urJ to glve up hcCMase rlinMkK tus both a scJalive an/ a s/imulxing elfen an Ihe hraln. And Ilut eRttt ls aM /usl IRSy/ lMlklgiral - kis filyslc.l as weU. As we cunlinuc to snr Ikc~ Jrulll or lakc Jrugs, the llabit may IKt'IMIK (Ver IrkMt tfCChly Ygl]klrll NI ihal, in Itlr crYf, II xYUally IK1 iMIKS a fun Id nc arMl ana.qKCt IArMr pelslMUJky (Me reaW m why slnukers a~ Poxl rtcnyws rl rctlrMlush their lullw su fukJul is Ilw, after a IinK nIClMUK Wlualiy IKClmres fnn Id dKir .IKmk'a1 makc up ard cnKls axry cell ul the MMIy, alKnlg its clKmk ~I clMwruclkln TIK sxrK c~ln lulyren with a drug like IKI/M11 This, nM1 sfprulk7rNly allcrs like (MMIys /1Knrical rIMUIMMKnn xul wurkugs. arMl II IKcrMrKs an inlcKral pan of dK syslem I lcnlln ic lunkularly Ilemk-kMls iKCxcx 1/ rclJx~cs IIK IrIJy's lutunl palrrkilkrs When pe/Mlle take IKruin, IMl1/ua IxMI llf UK.u rulurJl Inirlkilk:rs snh16 x1J Uris is like nuiN IC15VM1 flM IIK aRl Mly 11f wi1lM11awJ1 II IIK 51111111y 11f tKnMll NI IIK ahrulMly then rridrcr like ani/kial lunikdkr nor the mlural luinkillrr is tiresrru in like hully Alltwxylfl henlln lus a funladarly eLanulic elfect 1 Ml lhe tMn1y in this way, all xkIMI11Mn work In a sinJlar fasllk>n. Thc hum.n hlMly alhpls itself su that, kl the e.xl, il cxuwM wnrk pnqledy wMlMwl tlK aYalsallsnrre 77LLs is nslly why atMlkls /cnun aryl/n anll afpkl n their /l.. Aftcr a farly sMMt Ilmc actual xtlvc rnHrylnent In the suhuxKC kssenc, lwr xWicls ceMUlnue tak4g the stuff because they Jrexl wI1lMhawal symlwMra. AJJk'tkMU uf aly kind un ha-Inrc sl l kgrailKd dul/etrMwky{ IIKmi.sra11Kr111te/CJnnRn(fahnll) In11nK,tfKyan'IMMSi/11111y a sul>IIIM6 an xllunci. like a walkirg slkk or a fKarhg aW, hu/ IxalMnc lun IA like IMMIy itsclf, ccrMral to Qa/ly c.fwcrxr llul ls like real.hrger nf alknvilg aJJlallve sutfsWlces xwl xktillive I I WIIAT AqE AUIN(TMN15+ 11 furnu uf IKluvklur lo takr hold lricy hn1Mnc pan uf ylw, alxl dKn you cxt nn kxgcr clMwsc rKM ul usr tlKrn- ( bK Ir<tIK big flnAlknts fxing IlMlsc wlM/ try ul iKlp xflLa Is is Iful, it they are not a1lllktaYl thernselvcs, they c-An MJ it IurJ lu ulxk'RIVMI both dK fllea.SURS a11111K IqlnS 1551M'IaK{f with Ihe JclKnlency MW/cllvn behaviour dtKs nwM uwally seem sensil>tc to like rMlk Mlker xul it can he Ieluplrg just ru nun u.r's lul'k 1 MI IIMIiK unJrr IIK iNlucnce Buw 1Mrwe.er Ind an uklktkn nuy 1K kM fynily arul lrfrrrls ul ufueM it Is always 6r wursc knr IIK aJlLcl. The rraslMr why alklkts lkr nc>t (ust plve up their addkYkMss is Iiccaux they IrWy bclicvc they cui 1. 8a1kMUYy, a garobkr nuy know /lul tu he ckpen/kn on Ihe turn o( a nlulnr whecl, r>r tIK / Mucl Mlx uf a IkMSC rxc~ is ridicuklu.c It nn ruln 1ds Ilfc, aui furn Iwn bw.a crimkul, a Uar xwta AKaI. Na1lrMully, akq a IKnlln xllin krr/ws as well n anyMMly clse Ilnt IIK chnnld is bringing a1Mlu1 at>`uluK Aclzsulk>tr in her IUc. flul this luwwk.lRe arMl ulMkrstnxling is never as stnrg as the enrxlurd Jrlvr- rM like plrysic.111qKnJcny An a1klk.y is aMwkwully ccMnprlkA rl seek nMx UK suf.wnce or x7ivily heeause he cxlrnM hcip h. 11c is rul kllgcr in clurge ut his life, .K whal he JIKS 'RK xkllcliun lus uken IMrcr. tilwnclMnv, an xklicl wW always get Mlkl of dle nxxKy lu gandllc, drink In ukc 141y¢, even It he lu.c In sKal lo lkr II. AlklN'IMMK 111hT fK'l jtle W 1IC31lr/aK IKt1aV i11ur, Illx c'arl t)C /urJ kM IMnSk1e1S lu CIMtI(MrtKiltl. Sooner fN Iatcr, a crMillwiSive pudlkr will hc trw1A.eJ wNh crlrne arwl rnaly end up /n prW Mr III fx'1, a Si({Ilifk7lN IIRIfMMkNI nf all ttlll6e hel1i1N1 tqrS Le tIKR Lraause n( a ry+nfiWlg IubN. IlcnMn, whkfi is Ilkfpl r/ sun willl, IMilgs xklkls very quickly InocorKan with ntnllruh. In ssMnc .vays: thls very kmpe o( like oaM.kkr' can be lnK of the Irss ubvklus but seduc'tlve xtractk>rr uf the alkLnkm. Any kx.n of caMryMdsive bcluriuur wW, sa.Kr ur WeR fMn the xkYci u1lsiJc sockly An xWklWn Is alsn vcry e=/KrWve. A caMrlllulslvc gamhkr is Jrllned .by Gamblels AnonynMMU as s[MnctxMly wMl is spclMWg nKlrc dun they al a1hMd rMt dK Iu11A T1MMqffi tKn141 is now relalLcly che.p W IM.y, xxl a Ox can be bouglu kM as kllie asLS kn a new xklkl, ln IurK like Iu1Ht will cnsl hu1MLe.lc W IxMUxk a week. As nwal xlJlau soon kKe tlKir Nllrs, wlKrc arr they to OrM11fLLs kind nf nlu/Ky? llsually only by res.uung k/ crlnK
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1t AIN11171/1NS The Cholcc of 'Pol.oo W Iu11 ucJisfMncs a Ilcrs( m Yl.luu rc a Inrtkulu suhstarKr? Why /k r u rnx Iarllrk like In gurJlk ard suulkc, while (tlxrs Ixconx IMM)knl (rr Irenrin lu c(x'ainc? Why (k) s.Mric IxlMik take IfJ(YIU~IITLR, whlk /dxls will wiklly lWerCJI? Although nuuly addicts arc mulllpk alMUers, in that they will snM rkc, (lrinll, takc Ixruln anJcoolne arYlµa,nhk, all allhesanx wru: n(M alla(klksan-xklklntneverylhing. lnlixerul, a Ixrs(Mis a'IMI/l'C /lf'IM ILV M~ -- Ihe alkllclfKlllhriftllfe Ihal haS I/x IMlwcf Y r urqwn thcJcsircJ mkxl aMcrigatue-axlxsduwnYl anultr of IxrslunlMR />,xuutuNly, avalh6Yltg flmrrms/xialiusYMn alxl lifestyle I leru7n alkLc/kxl was uoknmmn Iwu hurxhed yrals agn because Ihe substance ilkln't then ailsl. SYNlarly nobody was xklkxd Y/ lcuxhdlliars in the 19311s, because they hulrl'I then Ixrn kumulaleed In Victorian limes, paMde were addicted in lau/lanum, c"um and chkxukwm. Substances and activities a hangc accnrdinµ tu hslti(xr and to wlul is availahk. h ic lussihk krheamcatklkred lo a Ev w/du rngraf aafvitics tlnn many pe/qk realla. 71Ymgh hcrnin ard akrdinl abuse are mua h in IIM- news, dcere are tiulsc who an-cyuatly addicted to nMrr.nik' rwwclc, kniuhg, cn>,tqwlnS /N MrJ watching Nlw all a/klx IkMLS aT Gllually lfa(1Jter11US, INII no I kkd l)( (II1RL'CSklrl can Ix .IULSWcrcJ a good Ihing 'I lxlr ace ccnain imlrNfun sn aliffcrcnrs in uklklilus Far Inluc mcn Ihall w.rnen are alunlwlsive Ipmbkrs and Ilrinkrrs, aYlurugh dx kwaM:cs of kmaks sulrumitig Yr luuh is rlwys rapally 'ILIs is panly because, in dx Ina al 6c", nxn lull µrnY-r 11111MM1Un11yYtKa1t111kan11/IrY1ka11(11YrMM.SkkllxhlMl.K M(Me wlMncn arc rxwv mnurg lu dxse bcc ~luc, kt slunc .vays, w(unen runv lovc llkslyks, slresses uxl anulctks which in the pau werc traditionally nule Addictions always take Mihl wlxn a Ixrsun is urukr grcat sn6s - a rxm-sucsuJ irulivklual, whalcvcr their sn, will ncxr ixaxrr alkYcrd lTc dryxn(Icrxy scrvcc Y( bY M cwl the pnccplbn nf slNne Jccply kk pain and the choice 11f suhsnncc u11rn c(rncs.knvo to what nuy be ncar at lurd when a IMUp b needed Cigarettes and alcohol arr cuily ava4able, a/xl IMMh aR legal, sn nuny pc.qde will turn In dxsc 1 kn dn ls nu Mc Jillkvh to itbnir, ard Ilkgal, therefore it is stW s1y{hlly f+rcr IAN a(dclkxs Jn ruw .kvck>n ILSI bcraucc the suhawxe is nxrc Anybody who has a(lfellseale1111ee11 I1111kM (MII LMix huxr angutsh will pruJ s.mlcthkg Iful Jnes tix uick Rwcnyslrirkcn yuurylslcrs may turn lu s(Avcros, whhh ate cheap arul r11AT ARE AIIp1(TION9 If casily avalhbk: the nun.caming IxMnewik nuy f{u In Ixr Jlcllx - kr 1>;Ils which can be prescribed lur nal to rxnhkg; and highcalnirg fYrn slars may, ssniff apnWvc axa4rc. Iv nYne w.unal dun rncn bcrc>,nc huoked on InnyulWncrs . and skqdng pUk. This hay.lufns for a number ut masurn One . is that w(rncn go to their Jucnnrs inore than rncn alrywray, and k has Ixen shown in varkx.s studies that mak ckrlon an: likcly wµlvcc-AnJngpillslolhdrfrntakpwknLS.llxathcrnnlnroscrl ls Ihal tranlrylllians an- a passlvc, non-asscnlve way of dealing with pain and ditsalisFirtkxr A nrarl is nuom liable to be arypy at his fmstratbn with tifc, and also to lird hk own.rry of cupkg, . rather Ihan rclying on a ckxtur More mala Ihan knlaks bcc/wne Iu-n>In akycv, anll by 6r the grrn nnµxky of krruk addicts are hnnuluctd to /1x hab4 hy drcir buyhkrYls, or snmc .dxr oldcr nuk who Is alrcally Inrg hcmin As a vcry, .cry bnndgnxnYnikn, c4dlk uf nurry aurplMlr~, N smtcs Ihal lncn are nuxe llkdy Y) duMase oulguug, apµrccsivc, exlnwcn xUvllics, anJ wawnen mluc IIaDk Y. gn kx die ryssiM sccrclive lylxs nf a(1Jlctiun. It h wrrnen, rather than mcn, who twercal wikl/y, who arc alklklal to sweet tlWyq, to nwnarnk ncwcls, slqt.teras.IN even locYUrqrdslve IkYrxss arul ckadirxss. WMrxn tend Y) choose a(klktklru Ihal arc kss IAwkms, and whkfi nuMxly need know alxmt. Men arc mmurae Iiabk to ba.YUrx wurkalu,t" and sper/l kctks, while w(uncn rnay hccnnre ck>thcsalrolks'. (hcrspc.ulers Anunymnus, which is kn IxrIgle who can't sY>n dxntselvcs slY")irg for cknlxs alxf.ncCr Itemc dm they (Ju nut need ald wi4 rxvrr uve, has a largc kmalc mcmtxrship in Amcr" Mcn nuy lum irri cvxnpact addkts - M k farc r) cau.r al.nlss wurlxn wlur ax unable to ry Ihoreelva away fnnn high Ittit malirkcs - while w/mrn eroy beonnr obrca/.c knllrn acrnboklerers. Tyxn-i.s always a dWkxl cfagcr thal any aJ(11cUon, curn an alkit'INI(1 to work and fNOd1lLYivky, will take over pr.r life In sua h a.vay Ihat cvcnluilly thcrr Y no roan kfl for anylhing clx M7.cn In a Ptc.on AdOM.tedt llsldly, we can say Ilut an aJ(Iktkm hu well avd truly sn in wlrn the c1lenJcW lolarxc af Ilr Mdy has Ixxlmlc slgNlk Luiy akcrell as a reslJi, and when Ilx adJkyl.c sul>.wxe hu txarulx yl kYLvlJlul'Slxst, anJ kxkell ludy, frxnll. All xSllklk M.c al4Y 1 IuMly rrllcts.us. Sulpr alllYctk ln aIIntc Ilx M(ud, uiarca:Jka ts 1he Maln; anllakliMd and IxnMn Jcpnxs the central ncrvlMu
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II. A11111/71UNS syslrm, it, hnng alxxn, iu the SIxMI uMrlll al Irisl, a krliug Ilf /clmliun a1Ml IleaCC hn1y,S }Inh a1 t 1xa11K a1MI a/11i11MUlllille luvc dM• ulqxnnc cllrcl, as tlMy slMrd up 1MMldy rtxluMts anA .Inuulalr Ihc ccnlnl ncrwMr,s systsn lu bring alxxn a lecling ul cRh11JnIMM1 a1M1 cMilrnKnl l umMillp anJ ta.a Arivhqt Send ctMninual ntshcs tlf aJlclulin Ihn Mlgh dr sysrln. E.cn trrv.kt tylxs t A IlcluvkMlr. vr h ss Iruyl atkktTCJ lu alytcr or depression, can keep the huJy's JNkatc I IM'mk-al lula/Wc sulxly ahclctl. AWunlph the body may have wrkt1111cJ Itte a11cn-J trdartcr a16/st, alttt Iakr axrle lo JrpenJ tMl il, in lilnc the systcm Surlt 40 ritlrl alxl SerkMU itlnrss can Ix-1hc restlk. A kMqt term addkdon uxt•--naes a scrkxts assauh IMI bodily tnnllkMls alxt can CVelyuatly I, al/ 11/ Ihe lYMt111kK brraktbwn of internal atparts. t hle yucslkMt uhcn a.skcJ is: it yuu arr atkLckJJ to a mhxl- aAer.y{ suttsO/we w anivily, wtlkfi is Ihc'real' ynuT Arc we saring ItK' rtal Ix•rstMl wlrcn IM: is Arwlk, or when hc is soherT lhc Ixylulal sayinp in vbxt tc'rius hllplics dul lhnxytlttkink Ihe Ime Ix•ISlwl is rrvcakJ IWI the drink alxsc charity Ala:@P'1', whk'h now hrlits wilh IMtlcl atWicrkxts as well, is kt n/akMltx asxl Utc an.wt'1 'Ihc rr.l, Rcnnine IIe1GMl is the SnIKr, IM Irl aakka"IC1t tMK Ilrink,IM.Lugs,hrilylnullydyatahcprrsln Adtlirtsdlcntsclvrs uuy krl llul /lxy an 11k cr, nx Mc Inxmnr, k Ivktµ <M carity{ Ixv yie wIM'n u/xh'r Ihc intluenc4 but Ihal is rarely IIK inItMCSSkM1111a1 txlM'Id Itakl. AIk1M~ts Ic/tJ In hc people who canmx seem M/ achicvc the sule tll mind a/xl lcls.xulily Ilul they desire hy 1 MJkury nlt:uls, MIIIMyatkqMananitx'ialuAnikMl Ak'tAMllt'an,kt/hcveryslMln Icmt, nukc pcutlk a{qxvr to be nMMC willy, INIIRniIIK a1MI ratnwcrt. tlm Ihts elkcl Jucslil la.a a1M1 il slMxl mnts Ilun IIIxIKkJIMIn. Which 6 IMM a11rA'l1vG 11 K a larl 11121 a I><r}IM15 ihalxtcr can rrvcr he altcreJ kM Ihc tlrltcr by the pursualx'e t A nJrdakrrYly sut..ulxts INx r ihn, tcry Jcfuulcly, lx•.IuqlrJ kn the u.nse - alxl lful ls ,Ir Inr prrnkkx>,sltcss td xk1l.Uvc ull.cplco. 8tenlually, lllcy wmil lttc tlclslMUlky antllxky{ atx MM scll hak lack u1scU .<ylni, and can arn>(Iltltiy J~wny a Irrsnni n I/llklrnre. Mldklkxtt an- so vcry rylwcrlul Ihal nxw people who have been (Wghl In Ihcir grip hul nuluKc lu sc1 Ihcn.ulves t/cc kel /lul, tMr-c Ilx link with Ilx'thrakJ sulunrM'c has Ix•rn INnkcn, life nluu In tulun be lived without even Illc nrresl lauc Id It agaln. Thus, ctMntxllslvc Kamblcrs wlM/ ancnJ f:andlkrs WIIAT ARE AI)INCfnINS> 17 AIMMIy/1MML5 nlccMings are kIW tlxy must ncvrr cvcn buy a ' prrmlum IkMx1 as I/le habit, tMwc It has nkcn IMAJ, nuy ctMllc txu atpin. Ihltr an adllicl, always an akYcl, dxy hclkvc. 71x varknas Alxwryrrx Mts' cMg;utinikltts, all tlf whidl txiRhulnl in Itx IlnltcJ tiuks, believe Ilul atklk.tbrts rlcvcr gu aw.y a1Ml .-anM M hc n11cJ 7Lcy can, however, be pcmunaMly carnJkd, aldxM>fth loaner aJJlcls will knd ut Ircxl on a knife edge all dru IIve3_ 1'tMnKr akt]IMIh[S IlluSt IMM eVe11 IIaY! (MIe Ilny lhUl) 1>t shaluy, (M ccklx'ate a wcckling with an akoMHic Jrklk. E.snMlkas nMaa rwl nie the mcncsl pIH2ga44 alxswlsc the Mxly, which ha'ane so used ut a Irpllar htnke, cuuld Icmembcr Ihc srlualkln arxl cnvc k agahl. MtW help agent'ks kx Ix-ruln '- atklirlkln believe 11124 tlx-lc is rMt.vay mcn/uy an txcask.MUl udlt IM sixMl- It ynu ctNnc nlt Ihc tkug, yv/u cnme oll h catylktcly anJ ulua nl'vcr ultnh it agtkl NanYMks AnlrrynMxs, ltr scU Ixipasslx.trkln kx cingnkYtts, gu even tunhcr They bclkve a kvmcr addict muse. In futurt, succulnh lu rm mirM1 altcrirqt sul.wuccs whatcwcr llrcre Is lil lk pIkM,11My say. ln slnydy rqtlacingonc adliclkMl with atn>11M'r A clas.sk' a1x11raRir example td Ihls kind is Ihc story of lhc lak )im FixM. Ilc MMdc up jtllglfinp when hc was a sllanlbling, Irvcrwciglu. sNCs.s ItnMtc IMlsillccsnun. 71tc c.xnptllslve ol/ng, Jrlnkilyl alxl wtxkulg stopped, Iwt hc Ix-c~ntc so acklh'tcJ xl nuMYl>R Ihat in Ilr end it killed h/m a dtc carly agc td IINy Iwu Ik ran IN gain Ihat uxryttn ahcr 'runnct's high: tiul wrµc of aJn'tuWl wlw h axnscs Ihnxyth the vckn dlrkg uretMMlus spMl ingging may seem less hanntul 111an uncontrolled th/nkily{ nr Ipnll>Wyl, Mw the akLnlve aspccf crl bcc.rllc /Iw as rcrnkknts. Wnhrumilp, lhe 11401' i LtstsuNy klra slxln Ilnlca/xl Ilxn you luvr w/ mn a/pin m hriuu, tullit the tcclklg of well bellqt Ahcr atrrkxl, N1u may .varw 1'npcrknrc llul'high' alllhc Iknc a1Ml IMM have IIM' 'knV Ihal kx. iWlly x'axtylunks h 7tlls is 1 rne ut all allkls.- thcy waru dle traeaslt/e'a, but cari t M-ar the lullts ut wrldnwal 7111s h what scrxY aAdkis In scarch tl/ c.cr hlµhcr d6.tc's of Ihclr fr., so Ihat Ille pakl wIY nc.ncr mum- i1e rle}ave of Addk7lon. Nobody wlMlkl ll[fl Nlte alhlk(e(1 kl anylh/n(t It I IMy I1a111M M, at s.xnc snRc, dcrivnl cttnskkrahk bcncllu a1M1 pkzsu/c tn un Ilr sulwaxx AI 14st hcn>tn cunvcys a kcllry{ utJcetl llc.cc, wllk h IlrakYulhcnwa/MSylcalx'I1r/Mren.qtssly 11M'nulnpkiune alhcJedvcJ/nnlanuklM~fvcsulxwlMClslfulilluslhrlxrv,rr
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le Alll)111NINS Iu unvry iutlaru xalisfutkm ~Illcrc is rn wailing 11 yin gu un a slimming llicl, Iw a cnursc ul study. il may he Illany rMNr111s hrfnrC resuhS SrJn 111 SIM)w . TIMIC LS IM) inGGllt nw'arJ hN nting kzc - you dl>ti 1 hccnrnc sylldl like in a day Suni4rly. If ylxl are kaming a rrcw language, yiw d/xi t hccumc gucnt twcrnigtu tlul with a clgarcuc, an aku/xllk• drink, rw a ,urcluk; You gain Ille resuhs at unce. TMxce wln Inlccl rx srwNt lx'nMn rlYYive it.S sen.SatkxtS lhrrally seclxxfi I:IKr Ml6t d(inkerC, ull rmcrkyl a Ilub, order rhek (illv01yMe 1111(de and dnwn k in an insnnl sayilyl, 'TIIaI's bcncr' Ag ttle whwrK-ec thal tan cause aekYclkrrs have I>rrvxrlr muki- mdlkn pxxxl irldustrie.s, the Illegal as well as thc legal lncs, kw Ihia very rczsl m. they deliver saLLsfar'tkul a rxxr Aklklklltc an-, kw dw.sc Jcd'u)g in sulsvarx'es which canse tkpenJerxy, very hig Inuinccs ilxkeJ. Mxl kN nurry uf dle adJklivc wl).ualxrs, eRlCl)1 I)[Jlafki ftlr he11M11, tllele is WxhN)h/edly a glailMnMLS, lksld>4 skle IGcctuses are skrk,llnlxifiJ allinnk, wunh nlrly dulusand% llf rynlrk; rigas arxl clgarr'ttcs curne altraclively Irx kagcJ, uxl thcre is ceroildy mur'h plcasurc in ctnl siryl arxl drinking finc wincs. 1Frr all tlrsc are Ixunuully adllkvvc, and rAn cause serkxss dcpcnJrnly pmhktns. lllc nnin pn A)km h thal a siglufiraru and gnwving pmry nkn uf Ilclhilc are uluhk, flu a varicty Id rensnru, w keep dwir 1)k-icures, and dr ilxlulgaxr In these sulnurx'as, Lcuknal. 1'Ix`re is always dlc danger with any nf them that they nuy take uver a perwn's lifr: avelxually dcstmying u The Pain of Addfctlon. Pain fnwn addkIkuaS resulls wlx•n dw cnving hac hrt'lwlc su rk<I>ty emberlJcJ Unt there is Mnh physical and psychlAllµical drfRndflKy In Nxllf srlCre 175C5IIM' IXNfy t'ar11M N hnll'Ik n ally nxue without a rcgular supply of the addktirr suhstarxe Thrn Iik hcaxtrs rnc kuyl aglny, rclicvcd only whcn the suhcnrxr nucls dw body IWI ap.n hln) drqrly alfccting hcahh, alw.ys In W detrknent, alkLctkxLs have an adverse clkct ln an irrtivklual's rcrs/xulily as wcll- llr xklirt - wlutcvcr the r~se uf the artdilliun - lyl a lnle nI sultcr fnrrrl .rry scvrrc rcnlnalny JrkaLC rKx c Ulc allJiitkn his ukcn Mll.l ticif n~lcct, scll cstccm arxl xll arnlidclxe are knl ac alkln'ts hcgin tu krrl they are rxNhing Uut dxy du ruM raisr, widM>tn dlcir 6x- Thc classic pah fur addkls is Ihal, sunxwhrrc akxyl lhc hrlS Uxy snn k I flac Illcmtclvcs, awl Jlry I . W IIAT AWC A[M/Ir.T()N57 IY pecrnle hideously uxnlented by the hold their addkakn has FVinell Aher a tlme rrlnst addicts tndy do waru to klc k the luhk that has enslavanl them Iwt, by ttLLs tirrlr; they cui t- 1My rv) /u/ kMy{er alercise flee wiU in rlx mauer &xh thelr mhxk anJ dKir bodies have cumc w depend on the substance fur Jaily fUMYitnklg. An a"tkm can be so.ery pnwcrful dlat It can actlnlly rum slrncanc into a yuitc dYkrcru. and not very llhc2blr; pnxx). Whereas hckxe an ImLvilksal may have been ImeWgax, wluy, nr wise, once In the grip nf a dcpcrdcnty, tllls sanle pcrson will he Mlstik resent(ul, secrellvr, self pitying: in shun, they display alllhe least aurxtive rrgat/ve qualilies. 'Illc t ndy way tu rcgain unck kumer personality Is by karNng ur Ixeak dw hold of Ihe alklictwn. In fx't, all addicts eventually hccvime Iuxl Itl¢ rxle arntllee Nody all rru)oJaBer4lgdlemk~fs, whether k)wld in drink or Jnlgs, nr marxlhcnurcd Irucmally as Ihe re.sult of g,arnlAing, bring about the same elxl resup In 1hl>se drpendcnt on them. Whatever Indivldual personality rllarar'I[f14M.5 a(KRnr1 may have possessed at /nK tkne, tI1e3C hcclrne klal as thc adJktbrr takes an ever-stmngcr hukl. Must atkfk+s end up as sclf kxithcn. Whcn as prevkxuly they nuy have dfdikcJ suxnc aspctit of dlcrrlsclvcs, and srwgM w uveraxne this by takLtg in a chertl", exroe tlxy ae caMlkrly under the klfk)crux Ury bmme a stttt W Ignlass af hauad agaYm themulves. This is why so many addicts aunnpt. aruf rruny surceed. in crxrnW W Ig wkkle O.ercoolot AddlcUnrr As adJiclkns sttrn ru hatc hccrxrle rrKUe c(xrmxx', nw)y agenrks have gowvn up In help peapk rkt Uxnuelvcs of Ihelc dcpclxknry These vary faun sdf hdpnr(Wllntk)ns w dlx'kNS, slw ial wnrkcrs. Inych/atrWs andotha pmkssbrnlt. All fight an uphill IAltle, as the difficulty h w flCtllOd[ dw aJJkY, or fIN the alhk.t w pcrsuxk hknsclf. Ulat tllere ls a hettcr lik out drrc withlwt the anllkial sulst.ulce T11c gr}nlps fiat have Izctm mtut succesnk)i kl hrlpky{ f>nqlk rwercurrle their adNUbrls are thuse that ntange to sucss the positive asftcrts, hutcal ullrylry{ to erlcrnuagc pc.>fuc simply ul give up olcy wrxk on helping tl)cm ul dc.ckhr srntrµlcc kx Ilvklg that will 11c nl/xc rc.rangng N is rcrtalnly ru N cuy, as u)y alMlkt cVn)cs tn rcly on his /i. Ir) help IIin1 a-lhK with tlk and whenever a crfsls klnnu he will be tempcJ w fall lrx k ln dw
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i 111 AINLI'lllmti casyxdulNxr-tlKfix IltusvdvcJnunyltnAtkmslxhxc.'Ihc luncrru ul hctuviumr will luvc hcuMnc very rkoply hqpahrctl. AIIslkcesslUldrild uulJruµainrscaµcncksulxkrsrarrllhu rululc aldhas a vacuum, antl lhal any adlkikxr will be ukiuµ ullakwofl/rcaJJkl'sti.neanJlh..µhl. Wwcuuxrjuurnmwc il. Invmµ rw rhinµ in iu placc 11 afsr. tus k/ he urwkrsnxul, InHn the uulscl, that nu aJdcrkul c-An cvcn ce twercrmr uNess the atkfk'r acllul/y wants ro charW panihes awl fricnds canmq Ihetnselvcs pawWe the Irmllrrlnti aNMmµh they r.n be vcry hwrumcnul iii ®vkrg the oorra.t type u( supqwn at the right limc Ihnrwramtxmltr/lhteau,plomiresnrhrNxswiNrnakelhc slightest rtifkrencc lu allyboJy who does rlul rca4y .rux kl µivc up their adI1c111N1. II is truc that noadliLClkm ran hc culqmNcd unless the atWkt cumcs lo IHlsacss the lusshakcabk cunvktkn that life can bc ilnnlrasruably iny>rtwcd wNMtul the rleperrkncy. This /s a tar fnmi simple matter Many hcrnin aAdicts, kr kwarpoce, go ku rkluxificalkn cures and come uut .q Ihclr rchabiµutkm Iutrs sul>(x.scJly hccJ.dllr luhil Uuw whcn Ihcy µct oncc mtwr kwu Ihc uulsiak wnr W, with all il.s challnyfcs, ltlcy may flntl h a cukl, lu.slik and unfrknrLy (lacc Maybe they carurM finA wrrk. Irrhaln tlry an-urubk kr kKm prrhter ¢lalkuships with alher pctqrk 'lllcy can then inuµine that lik on hcmin isn't su bad after all - al /rasl il blurs tnrt thc miscrics of Ihc real wurkl, and savcs prtMle (nmt havkyl kr rmkc Jiflk'ull tkclskwts alww Mnv n I crnrlun thcir ksas. In a vcry slrrn /imc aratkkts t~rl hc usiryl hcniin again, and nuny arc. MIlfl [xhens wlMl wlMk wnh adhl'Li kYl Ihal, IMNT SIanLYMn' has hccn ad/icyctl, thcrc is always the possibility that the Jesirc In tlrink, take Jngs rK µau>f>k will rclurN. II is asy kr kecp dtc 1n)11 urrkr coruml kN a sirnl lirtlic, bul I( nrrlvalkm weakcns II may wcll rtum. ClMmtarN vlgYanCe is rerlulreJ, rMN least by IIK xhllel. II i.s usuaYy nttrieary ru break ulf all kmncr links with the rrcvkMrs lik, csraMbh a new scr tr( frknds antl mtwe k/ a Jifkrcn nclghbaulrxrl Anything that serves kr rclnirxl a kurner user of his dependency axw be slrkylently avoided Rn some ccµamhkrs, wakhhyl harurx'llyl un lekvlskrt .vuukl lrc crrwylh kr set Ihc old desires In modm agaln. lluluµh physk-d Jclrtrknty al be reversed f.irly quickly, cacn wkh Jngs sutfi as hcmin, il b a hr rrwrc d/yKu11 m:uWr wl Iclrlacc the fxyclutkrgical adGclbn, Ihc pcrxruµry pr.Atkm Ilut cnuhkvl WIIAT ARE ANONTWN51 11 ItK xklkYkxl IU take hold ir the lirsr placc d is Nµkvll hx rxm athlk'IS 10 see the aitracthwl arxl lu uMkrsryul how anytule amkl kt an artlfkial chcnJ" ur any anlvNy hauc such a hokl un U1cIr I1k. A rrm atklktcA pnxa nray y~ a man su hooked on ak'uhr>t Iha he has knt his horrx, /trh . hmily and frk/xk. lk lus klrr cvcryltWtg, hut stW hc aaukwcs tt.Wdt. Whyy the mina141kY may wunkr, cai t he kick the IubN7 tan / he sce what il is Juing to him? fan'1 he acc that N Y kNWlg Wm7 7hc adlkl canrwM see sutsc htt'ause~ by Ilrls tkn4 hY brain hat become so deeply a1Fcc'ICV1 by the dlnk (or wharnc.) tlnt N is sinytiy n'w M>.ItYg h the same way as dul of a oonodlk'rcA pervxt. It has hea>tnc a klg, thnxgh which he rn no kxgu scc rtrarty thc msulrs nf hls aaluls A0 he c.crruallY ru><krsrawb is Ihal, stnrclwm, he must alumhk torvad anpher tN4.k. Gamblers are alacriy the same In Ihh laµca: the pmccsser by which dhcrs Ihink antl ac1 have ha'omc lort m Iheln bccIPlnc of Ihek atlJlnkn. llus is why the nntt Inck an be so kwyl ardpakdul, aulcrcn knprssibk It. Attp down. the atkYcl tkxs nol wvw to break the hapil anJ take his tx her place hock In the world u( reality llrtse helping addicts, or wlwl five with therrl, nuW rolix Ilul any habil. I( pursued with rowough +kdorbn, and u.er a kmg enough perknf of ItrrK can cvemually be a pcMCrN .r.y r>t pclmylcnlly aherkyf the colncit.wlw. An aklk.'Ikm is a way ticqwlµ with ptrbkns It Is not a very salkhcrlry vvry. frrful>6, bul N is a sdulkln u( a kLrd& lak bcc'tunrs vcry sluyt{c fur an adhcl, as his whole Nk 6 conccmed unly luotwhl nrnc of the Hx Thc habll canrn he avcrcnrnc urrY IrLVc tewr.nlNlgsdulkxu , can he dfu'twercd. All the iUnnynnlu' txµardnNbru auc xlf help µnwps kt that Ihcy arc nm by furmrr users uf Urc wtlrrtarrM ratlrcr Itun hy durtnsur ulher plvksskxnh The It1n h ttni kunrer atkNcls art Ihc t)csl pc't>tie lo uruk'rsan1a11rraAdka brn N is aW t true Ihal hd{Wlµutlrrs in Nsdf arwMrNrs ramdcrr therapy ArrYfxxty wlrl fs rrykr{ lo welc'ume an adLcdtn oNUr bc helped lu lead a Ilk which lhcy wW carts4kr uscful aldsalWykiµ lb a hrmcr atklkt, Iherc Is 4hen no at.Uvky more rnvanYng Itun hclpky{ uthcrs w1w/ renoln IrtxlM.al 11 must be saNl, txrwwavcr, that Ihe sell hclp . aµprcwdrAt,rsrrMwrxkkucveryMnly llrcrearclht*cwhoarc rxM, or wM)dorrut hc'amle. slnNlµclNMlµL un cwlp Ihcnuclvcs, and these arc the ancs who nrcJ uperl. Irnrksskrul twc.
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ces :: ;cr: : :r.e c:odecs cf aA :^ese :cdicted. As z;m ;: :ac =ncs .; _s% ~ encugr, :to oevelop an addacuon. ^ut ess rsv :o :etc~ `•'ost t.`.a:.nele agenc:es are ur.deninded : rsar.t:v >nerr iaff. and ";ve .^ore :.:ents dt.an ttuv can resllv h:r.e:e ia _ -.a:n wzs af csercon::r.g add:cuctu will be descnCed n.:-- .n 'Z.u boou. 'he answe: s to fuid the cne c:at oest su:ts ; ndtvtdual. Those wh0 live w;th an addict .`.a~e to DCar in Rund :~t CI own behavtour can either help or ninder. St2nv puents of her addicts. for eomple. rnar make et:e.r child-= s r~;ibtt Qon;e stm b• not undetscndmg the proolem. or by alung the atutuce how could vou do this to me? Manv wives of alcoholic husbands ac:uallv do drive d husbands to dnnk bv d:eu own disapprovu-,g and aega benavtouc Thox involved wuh an addict hu~ve to know ;iut t cannot hope to change the addia s behaviour. thev an only: their own. lf thev irnprove then the user mac stut to :mpr ss well. Thu is a.etv hard lesson to leam. and it secau verv ur but cersm help agencies. such ssACCEPT and Fun .A,noncmous, for the telauves of drug addicts, now conceee on helping relauves to come to terms wuh thetr own atua fin;t. as a prclimuury step to aiding tne addict. Many have found that thu, in ttsetf, c.n tnggeroff a welo upaird sptrnl. The very wont Uung that anv relative of an ac can do is to wntee oR' the unfomu arc penon irnplvuig or te them outnght that they are no good and not worth helptng, wtll onlv serve to drne the addia further tnto gloom and de and will deepen the dependencv. However bad the addictton auy be it is alarns posstble tc oneself from it. so long as the candtuons, the mouvauen the nght sort of help. are there 2060437231

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