IS AN ADDICT EVER CURED?
~ by Joe Herzanek
In today’s world in which more and more information is readily available, there seems to be more and more confusion regarding the topic of an “Addiction Cure.” Is there a cure for addiction? Some people would argue quite convincingly that there is.
I will point out that “even quitting use completely, for many years—does not mean that someone is cured.”
You’ll probably read or hear information on this topic with various points of view. The concept of an addict who has been clean for years and years—not being cured—is a tough one to comprehend.
I recently received this letter (below) from a reader who presents his point of view. Please read it and then read my response to him. I believe you may hear and learn to discern some of the more subtle differences and truths regarding this baffling disease of addiction.
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Addiction Cure Warning! The holidays are even more stressful for families struggling with an addicted loved one. Why? Because most of us realize that family gatherings are both special and important. These are times when most of us will go out of our way to say “I love you”.
The warning I’m speaking about refers to a select few organizations who try to take advantage of hurting people. You may have noticed several recent TV and radio ads touting various “addiction cures.”
There is a solution and a way to manage addiction–but there is NO ADDICTION CURE. Beware of anyone who tells you otherwise.
It saddens me to know that there are hurting families who are even more emotionally and financially drained–by false claims.
Please know that alcoholism and drug addiction are manageable problems. There is hope. And many, many people begin the journey called recovery every day.
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