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I have been asked to address addiction- Let me just start off by saying, addiction comes in many forms, and hits many different walks of life. It does not discriminate against color, religion, or status.
 I myself have had to overcome a drug, shopping and gambling addiction. My addiction always seemed to follow me after some tragedy or mishap in my life. The one tragedy that stands out for me the most is my Mother's passing. I  struggled for close to 2 yrs. with addiction. I handled it with  excessive shopping, and gambling. What was I thinking?
Truthfully, I really wasn't thinking.  I was so focused on killing the pain. Everyone around me had no idea that it was killing me inside. Losing my Mom was my biggest fear in life.  I let my biggest fear control me. Endless days and nights of gambling and shopping. Reflecting back on it, I hid my addiction for awhile from my family and friends, but like any addict, you can only hide it for awhile before being exposed. Credit card bills piling up as high as the sky and $40,000 later, I am ashamed to admit.
The rest of this week, I will be addressing addiction due to an outpour of emails from you. I will be talking more about my own addictions, and the help I received to overcome my past addictions. Also, if you can muster up the courage to share your own story- It would be greatly appreciated & a blessing for so many who need to know that they are not alone in this world of addiction.
I want you to know that you are not alone, and millions of people struggle on a day to day basis with some form of addiction.. 
A list of some of the top addictions-

3 Comments to Addiction:

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diana z on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:03 AM
i love this blog the most because i could relate. i am an addict and my addiction forms in drugs and alcohol.i currently am about to have 10 months clean and sober. i have been to jail, rehab , lost my kids and walked away from life. you are right there are so many addictions out there but this is mine and if you would like me to i am open to tell my story
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Rehab ranch on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 11:14 PM
Because of my addiction problems i lost everything. Now i am feeling so ashamed of myself. After join rehab my life was totally change. Those who have addiction problems i think they have their story but i definitely want to listen your story. I lost everything but not more than you. My best wishes with you.
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Winston Warley on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 1:44 PM
so any kind of help is normally always?
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