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(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: How Do I Tell My Sister That Her Husband Relapsed? 

I'm fairly certain my brother-in-law relapsed on heroin, and I don't know how to tell my sister that her husband relapsed. Read...
Erin Khar   |   11.7.18   |   SHARE
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My wife has a gambling addiction — and that night, it came to a head.

Can My Marriage Survive My Partner’s Gambling Addiction?

My wife told me that she lost the entire mortgage gambling. She has a gambling addiction — and that night, it came to a head. Read...
Jacy Topps    |   10.1.18   |   SHARE
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Addiction Recovery Gave Me The Purpose I'd Been Trying To Find Through Alcohol

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. Read...
Olivia Pennelle    |   09.27.18   |   SHARE
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The recovery community is advocating for increased access to treatment and reducing stigma, yet the language we’re using is undermining those efforts.

How The Words We Use Stigmatize People With Addiction​

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. Read...
Olivia Pennelle    |   08.30.18   |   SHARE
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That’s the thing about recovery: if you stick with it, it introduces you to yourself.

Addiction Recovery Forced Me To Sober Up About My Relationships

When I decided to get sober, I simply wanted help to stop drowning myself; I certainly didn’t envision digging up my painful relationship history. Read...
Olivia Pennelle    |   07.3.18   |   SHARE
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So began the long, toxic love affair between my depression and my addiction.

When Your Addiction And Depression Are In A Codependent Relationship

So began the long, toxic love affair between my depression and my addiction. They battled silently and stealthily for control over my body and mind. Read...
Erin Khar   |   01.23.18   |   SHARE
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He told me he has a gambling addiction and had been gambling in secret for the past year or two. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

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

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 Read...
Erin Khar   |   01.17.18   |   SHARE
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My husband is an addict; should I leave?

Ask Erin: My Husband Is An Addict; Should I Leave? 

I’m married to a guy who struggles with addictions to cocaine and alcohol. I've been with him for over a decade. My husband is an addict; should I Read...
Erin Khar   |   11.17.17   |   SHARE