First off, I would like to say that I'm sooo happy I found this site. It has been very helpful to me and thanks to everyone who answers my posts. It helps knowing that I am not alone. Even though I wish no one had to go through this. Does anyone think addiction is a disease? I've read several online articles that suggest this. Most say it starts out as personal choice, then it becomes uncontrollable. Some were comparing it to heart disease saying that poor diet and exercise ( which is choice) leads to that disease. I just wanted to know what your opinions are on this. After reading many of the posts I think there are a lot of people here who know really know about addiction and what it does. For me thinking of it as a disease would change things...but maybe I am just looking for any excuse to justify my hubbys behavior. I think that I am an enabler and maybe codependent. I do know that years of deception has really taken toll on my self esteem. Sorry guys I tend to ramble and get side track when I'm stressed.:)
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