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Addiction is a family disease that impacts each family differently.  Every family has their own story. 

Here, in their own words, are true stories from people whose lives have been changed by addiction. 

Names and some identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals. 


How did I manage to take a perfectly healthy child and raise her to be an alcoholic?… Now I know that my daughter is everything I would have wished for…

One person can make a difference

Editorial: Why you didn’t see Post Bulletin footage of a suicide attempt


I had to abandon the tough love approach to save my son…


7 years old

The DARE police officer tells her class...


3 years old

Leaving Keisha at daycare is heart wrenching. She clings to Grandma...


15 months old

When he awoke this morning...

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