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Hi...i'm not an alchoholic but I love an alchoholic. I've spent two years researching, invested all my time and energies to find a "cure", away to beat the alchohol addiction thats ravaged the man I love. Some of my research has led to many explanations of why alchohol has this affect on some people and not on others. There are so many reasons, explanations, excuses, that counsellors, psychologists, scientists, docters and alchoholics themselves believe in, in a desperate bid to unlock the "secret" the big question "why does alchohol do this to me"? One day not too long ago while I was browsing the internet for answers I came across an agony aunt, her name was Anne. The way I was feeling I just poured everything out to her in an e-mail...well she was a stranger, she didn't know me. A few months later once again I was searching the net and I happend upon the same site and was completely shocked to see a reply to my e-mail. It was lengthy and basically said similar to what I have up above, but she changed my life and my boyfriends with her reply. She explained that any addiction no matter how bad we think it is can be overcome, I started to get butterflies in my stomach as I carried on reading, desperate to get to the part which would give me the answer....then I read the following sentence: Yet I repeat: if the person is determined to overcome addiction and demonstrates this by persistently seeking and accepting trained help, s/he can do so. It was with this simple sentence that I reaslised that everything we do is down to our own individual choice. As a result I gave up smoking because it was my "choice", and it was also my choice to stop researching and let my boyfriend make his own "choice" to so I stopped helping him and I let him go, and he did make a "choice" to stop drinking and he also made another "choice" to drink again! The only way to stop any addiction is when you choose to....it all stops and starts with YOU.
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