The Fix

By Anna David

When you get sober, you find yourself having to explain your situation to a number of different people in your life—people who often know very little about addiction and recovery.

The fact that you’ve gone to rehab, or have put down the bottle, or are announcing that you now know you have a problem with substances can be very disconcerting to these people. They don’t understand why anyone—let alone someone they know—would make such a dramatic and insane-sounding decision.

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