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- Denial. Many are in denial about the effect that their addiction is having on their lives and their families'.
- Fear. The unexpected is always scary. And many who consider treatment are afraid of what is to come. Detox can be emotionally and physically uncomfortable. Therapy can uncover painful memories and feelings that have been buried for years. A lifetime commitment to sobriety can be overwhelming.
- Shame. Due to the stigma that surrounds addiction, many people see it as a moral failing.
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For years, Kevin used alcohol to cope with who he was and who he thought he needed to be. His drinking eventually spiraled into alcoholism, and he found at risk of losing everything. In this article, Kevin shares how accepting who he is has played a critical role in his recovery.