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Finding the Courage to Recover From Addiction

Anthony decided from a young age that he was going to stay away from substances. With a family history of alcoholism and drug addiction, he wanted to be the “good kid.” He steered clear of experimentation all the way through high school. However, in college he began hanging out with friends who enjoyed going to…

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Taking Time Off Work for Drug Rehab

Nicole drank until she blacked out every night, but managed to drag herself out of bed each morning and go to work. Because she continued to work and pay her bills, she spent years denying that she had a drinking problem. Denial and other defense mechanisms are particularly strong among high-functioning alcoholics (HFAs). “HFAs may…