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Addiction—Seeking Pleasure or Avoiding Pain?

Alcohol & Drug Addiction—Pain Avoidance or Pleasure Seeking?

In my 29 years as a substance abuse counselor, I have often heard professionals and recovering addicts express the belief that drug and alcohol addiction are primarily about people running away from, avoiding and self-medicating the stress, pain and pressures of life. While I believe that this most […]

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