Standing On the Sidelines of an Addict’s Journey of Self Destruction

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One of the hardest things to do when related to, or are friends with, an addict is to stand back and watch them self destruct.

The problem is, no matter how much you want to help and have the means to do so, if they aren’t ready and willing to accept the help, it’s worthless.

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