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Posted by Victoria on November 06, 2000 at 23:08:36:

In Reply to: TO JES AND VICTORIA posted by Christine on November 04, 2000 at 12:29:25:

: I know you guys have been providing online support for each other. As a former addict and being formerly married to one, I could offer a word or two of advice.

: You both should go to Alanon. You will meet other people you can relate to who will reinforce the message to take care of you first. You will get good advice on how to deal with your spouse.

: If you want to stop using GO TO AA, NA whatever. Abuse of a substance of universal.. you will be given support and suggestions. If you follow the suggestions, your life will change. It works. It really does. You just have to want it.

: Good luck - you CAN do it.


Dear Christine,

Are you the one who posted, that was a former addict, drug free for a year?

I've considered NA, but the part that deals with God just turns me off. I'm an agnostic, and I think that a lot of the 12 step programs have religion as a basis. I, too, suffer from the addiction WITH my husband, so al anon isn't an option. We're trying, one step at a time....

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