In the addiction recovery circles there’s a saying, “Once an addict, always an addict.”  But what does this mean?  Some spouses can worry and believe because they married an addict, he will always turn to his drug of choice when temptation arises.

There are also times clients in addiction recovery misinterpret this phrase as well, thinking they will never get better or are doomed to always be “addicted” to something whether booze, drugs, gambling, sex, etc.

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