What is cross-addiction?

What is cross-addiction?

I have known a lot of folks that have fought with drug and alcohol addiction in my time. I don’t understand exactly what it is, but I have continuously been surrounded by people with addiction problems. I’m not an alcoholic or a drug addict myself, yet I ended up being born into a family in which there were a lot them and i actually appear to attract buddies that have this kind of problem. My mother, who is not a drug addict or an alcoholic, claims it’s due to the fact I have a silent strength and in addition I have always been a problem solver. She thinks that people who have these serious disorders are more likely to end up being drawn to me due to the fact some people will sense my strength and intuitively desire me to fix them. Of course, i actually can’t repair anyone. This whole strength issue is apparently placing me inside a difficult condition as individuals with these kind of illnesses would tend to flock to me. I’m twenty-five years old and I have always been surrounded by men and women having problems when it comes to all these kinds of addictive habits and consequently I am over-exhausted after my own efforts to try and support them and consequently obtain these guys help.

In my time, I have actually observed mild dependency on alcohol in which the user is a functional alcoholic. That’s my own father for you. I have seen heavy alcohol dependency in which the particular folks will need to constantly be drinking to “function”. Really, these individuals don’t function thoroughly but that keeps them from feeling sensitive to the outside world that they can move about within it. I have seen nominal drug dependency conditions like addiction to weed, quite a handful of individuals I know such as my younger brother have had trouble with this. And I have actually witnessed heavy drug addictions, addictions that completely dominate one’s everyday life such as addiction to heroin and crystal meth. A few of my personal friends have struggled when it comes to this. And unfortunately, my own older sibling still does. And I’ve witnessed men and women have difficulty because of several addictions. Addictions to drugs along with to alcohol or even addiction to several diverse drugs at once. I’ve heard this referred to as cross-addiction. But what is cross-addiction?

You see, I am curious to learn about all these types of terms and so forth since I am working with addiction so frequently. Like I said, I over exhaust myself identifying AA and NA meetings, 12 step programs, and treatment facilities along with programs. What is cross-addiction? Is it a condition which will require me to discover a unique type of remedy from what I find now for these kind of people?

God, God, now that I stop and think about it, it’s genuinely depressing just how involved I become with these people’s problems. I become surrounded and then I attempt to be able to solve. It actually isn’t fair for me. I mean, I’m glad i actually give support to people sometimes, and yet it’s not really my place and then it’s certainly not my job.

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