Little Rock, AR -- Maintaining relationships can be challenging especially when you have a loved one who has an addiction.
Here to help us take a different outlook on addictions is Chanda Camden, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
She says to remember addiction is an illness, not a failure of character. No matter what, the addict must decide he/she is ready for and wants sobriety for there to be any hope of wellness.
Sadly, all too often, an individual has to reach "rock bottom" -to fully experience all of the consequences of their addictive behaviors--before they may be ready to WANT sobriety for themselves. Anything we try to do to rescue or to normalize addictive behavior, only forestalls that important moment from occurring.
You can reach her at ChandaCamden.com
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