Dating a recovering crack addict
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One of the chief ways the addiction protects and strengthens itself is by a psychology of personal exceptionalism which permits the addict to maintain a simultaneous double-entry bookkeeping of addictive and non-addictive realities and to reconcile the two when required by reference to the unique, special considerations that àat least in his own mind- happen to apply to his particular case.
The form of the logic for this personal exceptionalism is: Armed with this powerful tool of personal exceptionalism that is a virtual "Open Sesame" for every difficult ethical conundrum he is apt to face, the addict is free to take whatever measures are required for the preservation and progress of his addiction, while simultaneously maintaining his allegiance to the principles that would certainly apply if only his case were not a special one.
In early addiction the addict tends to live in the future; in middle and late addiction he begins to dwell more and more in the past.Project is dedicated to providing accurate information about substances and addiction to young adults and their families so that everyone can be informed when it comes to substance abuse.Understanding drugs, from their effects to the culture that surrounds them, is a vital part of preventing the serious damage that they can cause.This is the basic mindset of "IÇll quit tomorrow" and "If you had the problems I do youÇd drink and drug, too!" The personal exceptionalism of the addict, along with his willingness to lie both by commission and omission in the protection and furtherance of his addiction, place a severe strain upon his relationships with others.