I know how this man feels...... I lived it!!

      I lived what this man is talking about..... The fear of watching your father punch your mother and knocking her down because she asked for $5.00 for food for shopping. I know what it feels like to have your father tell you he loves you and hit you across the face and knocks you down, bloodying your nose. I know what it feels like to have to keep that secret burying deep within and can NEVER tell anyone, because if you do he'll do something far worse.......

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Addicted? Or Dependent?

There were so many titles I wants to add to this post, Addicted?, Dependent?, OCD?, Compulsion?  But I'll leave it with what's there. According to many of the studies I read recently, like this one found in Addiction Center website), The difference between addiction and dependence can be difficult to understand. Some organizations have different definitions, use the words interchangeably or even abandon both terms altogether. (“Substance use disorder” is a preferred term in the scientific community.) Because of this lack of consistency, some ground rules can help differentiate between the two terms.

  When people use the term “dependence,” they are usually ...

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