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Old 01-29-2009, 05:55 AM   #9 (permalink)

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Connecticut
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I think I have a natural tendency to say that nothing good could have come of an addiction. But that is a bit of a defense mechanism -- if I identify anything good or positive in that situation, it might offer my crazy mind an opening to go back their. But, I did learn some things. I learned about the crazy horrors of addiction, and it gave me a real empathy for others battling all forms of addiction. And I gained a greater appreciation for all the gifts in my life -- particularly since they so easily all could have been lost if I had continued down that road. So, I guess a greater empathy and heightened appreciation for all that I have in my life are some real positives that have come from addiction.
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