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Alcoholics Anonymous

No matter how strong your love, if someone is not motivated to help themselves, no matter how much they beg you, you cannot do the work for them.
I may not be popular for saying this, but guess what -- people relapse; that's a reality on the path to recovery. And if anything, over the years, I've discovered that the more people who know I'm in recovery, the more support I'm exposed to when I might be struggling and prone for a relapse.
Addiction is misunderstood, and it leaves those suffering from the condition stigmatized. Society makes the assumption that an addict has a personal problem, not a medical one.
It was the great Carl Sagan who said: "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe