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Can My Marriage Survive My Partner’s Gambling Addiction?

My wife has a gambling addiction — and that night, it came to a head.

My wife told me that she lost the entire mortgage gambling. She has a gambling addiction — and that night, it came to a head.

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Addiction Recovery Gave Me The Purpose I'd Been Trying To Find Through Alcohol

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The sad reality is that many of us lose ourselves in addiction, and not enough make it out. In honor of National Recovery Month, I'm telling my story.

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How The Words We Use Stigmatize People With Addiction​

The recovery community is advocating for increased access to treatment and reducing stigma, yet the language we’re using is undermining those efforts.

We don’t have the luxury of personal choice in our use of language when we are talking about the highly stigmatized condition of addiction.

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Ask Erin: Is My Gambling Addict Partner Gambling My Life Away?

He told me he has a gambling addiction and had been gambling in secret for the past year or two. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

About six months ago my partner dropped a major bomb on me. He told me he's a gambling addict and has been gambling in secret for the past year or two.

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Comfort In Chaos: I Am The Crisis Friend

I Am The Crisis Friend.

I don’t know what “normal” is — that is to be not in crisis — because I never knew normal, to begin with. I am the crisis friend.

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I Wish I Had A Mother

I wish I had a mother. I don’t miss her; I do miss the idea of her.

Biologically speaking, I do have a "mother." There is a woman somewhere who gave birth to me. But that's not a mom and I really wish I had a mother!

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Why Am I Terrified Of Change?

Image by Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

Want to see me panic? Ask me what I’m going to be doing in 10 years.

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Pot, Parenting, And Being Raised By An Addict

Image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart

The one thing I knew I wanted as a kid was to never be like my mother — no Jose Cuervo, no Marlboro Light 100s, no makeup mirror dusted with coke.

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14 Signs You're Addicted to Amazon

Is an addiction to Amazon so bad?

You knew before you even finished reading the title that you’re addicted. You’re so addicted that you’re actually proud of it, smug even. And with Today’s Deals and free shipping, who can blame you?

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Dear SNL: Addiction Is No Laughing Matter

No. Heroin isn't humor.

This ad is the furthest thing from funny. It’s not humor, it’s not satire, it’s just plain distasteful. Good humor punches up. But there’s no humor to be found in an issue that, according to the Center For Disease Control, killed 47,055 people in 2014. Of those over 47,000 people that died of a drug overdose, opiates — like heroin — were involved in 61% of those deaths.

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