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Old 02-01-2013, 01:36 PM
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Alcoholic to substance abuser ex?

Do recovering alcoholics tend to trade one addiction for another? I'm thinking my ex has done this.
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All the time. I did this.
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Yes, very common.



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Do recovering alcoholics tend to trade one addiction for another? I'm thinking my ex has done this.
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Not just alcoholic. Addicts in general. Yes they do
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Agreed...very common. In talking with AH's childhood friend recently, my AH started drinking to escape when he was 13-14 years old. Switched to a bunch of other drugs, but always drank, and never was very well able to control it. Then his drug of choice (and admittedly mine) was pot. I quit and had some small troubles adjusting, but got by. He went back to alcohol.
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I ran into my xabf (narcotics) ..he still drinks here and there which surprised me..in recovery I thought it all should stop. He is going to rehab and some NA meetings.
But he did say that he smoked cigarettes for a weekend, he never smoked habitually before.
Seems Substituting one addiction for another..but now I think he may abuse alcohol. But it's not my problem, can't worry about that.

but I do think addicts do try to fill the void.
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